Lacawac sanctuary gains 10 acres

LAKE WALLENPAUPACK, PA — After two years of work, trustees and friends of the Lacawac Sanctuary and Delaware Highlands Conservancy celebrated the dedication of the acquisition of an important 10-acre forest bordering the Lacawac gates on Sunday, May 15 with a ribbon cutting ceremony and cake. This land will now be forever protected from development and will eventually be opened to the public once hiking trails have been established.

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On hand to cut the ribbon was Sanctuary founder Arthur Watres, center, John Whitehouse, left, Lacawac trustee; DHC Executive Director Sue Currier, board members Cindy Wildermuth and Barbara Yeaman, and President Carson Helfrich; Arthur Watres; Lacawac Chairman Jon Tandy; board members Graham Rice, Bob Eckstein; and Lacawac Sanctuary Executive Director Janice Poppich. (Click for larger version)