PIKE COUNTY, PA — The Pike County Agricultural Land Preservation (ALP) Board has extended the deadline for farmers to apply for funding that could permanently protect local agricultural lands. Property owners of farming lands that meet soil requirements and land compatibility are eligible to apply until April 30, 2019.
PORT JERVIS, NY — Lance Verderame and John Haas of the Sullivan County Audubon Society will speak at The Hub at the Port Jervis Free Library on Tuesday, February 26 at 6:30 p.m.
Are you looking for an excuse to get outdoors—or maybe not with the sub-zero temperatures experienced recently? Good news: If you can look out your window from that nice warm kitchen or living room and count the birds you see for at least 15 minutes, you can participate in the 22nd Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC).
BLOOMING GROVE, PA — The Pike County Conservation District (PCCD) is offering a $500 Environmental Education Project grant opportunity to Pike County teachers or youth organizations to fund a project that complements the district’s mission.
PENNSYLVANIA — Travelers pedaling across the country and on rail-trails have the potential of helping the local economy in a sustainable, “green” way. That’s the message that PA Route 6 Alliance would like to see businesses and communities embrace.
Did you know the beaver is New York State’s official mammal, or that it is North America’s largest rodent? I recently encountered the beaver depicted here and had the opportunity to observe it harvesting twigs from along an icy shoreline, then engaging in grooming activities.
REGION — Volunteer teams from Growing Older Together (GOT) and Sustainable Energy Education and Development Support (SEEDS) recently completed a joint project of energy-efficiency upgrades for local senior citizens who are members of GOT.
WAYNE AND PIKE COUNTIES — The Wayne and Pike Trails and Waterways Alliance will host a public meeting for its trail feasibility study Wednesday, February 6 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the White Mills Fire Hall.
HONESDALE, PA — Sandy Long, a contributor to The River Reporter’s River Talk column, is the new executive director of the non-profit energy and environmental education organization, SEEDS.
SEEDS serves the northeast region of Pennsylvania, promoting sustainable energy and sustainable living through projects and awareness-raising.
The start of a new year usually means it’s time to move on from the past year’s local government activities and early January re-organizational meetings. Also, there’s been drama to keep up with over the partial federal government shutdown and the uncertain State of the Union address in Washington, D.C.