NATION — Agricultural producers who have lost livestock to disease resulting from a weather disaster now have an additional way to become eligible for a key U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) disaster assistance program.
SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — The Sullivan County Soil & Water Conservation District’s annual bass and minnow fish stocking program is now open. If your pond seems to have excessive vegetation you may want to consider grass carp.
BEACH LAKE, PA — Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River (UDSRR) invites the public to help save lives by showing support for water safety on Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day on Friday, May 18. Since 1980, there have been 68 drownings on the Upper Delaware River; however, none drowned wearing a properly fitted life jacket.
LIBERTY, NY — The public is invited to the annual Master Gardener Volunteer Plant Sale on Sunday, May 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., or while supplies last. The popular Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC) fundraiser will be held at the Extension Education Center on 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd.
The Upper Delaware River region experienced excessive damage to and loss of many trees during intense winter storms that delivered heavy snow and powerful winds during the final weeks of winter. Evidence of those impacts can still be seen in Pennsylvania’s Pike and Wayne counties, and in Sullivan County, New York.
For us fly fishermen a sure sign of spring is Hendrickson duns floating down our favorite trout streams.
April is usually the month when you can count on hearing the first frogs of spring. Sometimes, they start in late March, but this has been a colder spring than usual.
HANCOCK, NY — The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) will partner with the Friends of the Upper Delaware River (FUDR) for a first-time event bringing together elected officials, state agency personnel and outdoor enthusiasts to support an enhanced effort to protect and restore the Delaware River.
WEST TRENTON, NJ — Interested paddlers are invited to register for the 24th annual Delaware River Sojourn taking place June 15 to 23.
Although I’d prefer not to be the bearer of bad news, there’s no avoiding the fact that it’s tick time in the Upper Delaware River region. My dogs have already had several, and I came home from a 30-minute photo ramble in Pike County recently with four blacklegged tick nymphs making their way up the legs of my pants.