DINGMANS FERRY, PA — There will be a “Bridge the Gap” day paddle down the Delaware River on Saturday, July 29, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., sponsored by the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), 538 Emery Rd. Bring a lunch and a water bottle and dress for the weather. PEEC will provide extra water and snacks. Choose between a canoe or kayak.
SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — The Sullivan County Soil and Water Conservation District has started its annual trout stocking program. If you are interested in stocking your pond with trout, fathead minnows, or crawfish this fall, the district will accept orders until Monday, September 24. Rainbow and brook trout are being offered for sale.
In last week’s “River Talk” column, Scott Rando summarized the scientific outcomes of the 2018 Upper Delaware Bioblitz.
Beginner and advanced poultry farming classes
On Monday, July 9, I was outside tending morning chores, when the phone rang and the answering machine picked up. I didn’t think much about the call at the time, but when I checked the caller ID, I knew. Lisa had left the message. Roger had passed.
This year’s Upper Delaware BioBlitz was held on June 29 and 30 at the Gales Property, owned by the Norcross Wildlife Foundation in Starlight, Wayne County, PA. The 63.5-acre property is located on the PA side, just downstream from Hancock, NY.
MILFORD, PA — Grey Towers National Historic Site, the former home of Gifford Pinchot, founder and first chief of the U.S. Forest Service and two-term Pennsylvania governor, offers a number of activities in July.
LAKE ARIEL, PA — Oscillation Transia Film Fest will come to Lacawac Sanctuary on Friday, July 20 at 6:30 p.m. Oscillation Transia (www.oscillationtransia.com) is a non-profit traveling films festival sharing the importance of green energy and cinematic arts.
NARROWSBURG, NY — Nationally-known planning authority Ed McMahon will travel to the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway river valley region on July 21 to speak about “The Dollars and Sense of Preserving Community Character.” The 10 a.m.
LIBERTY, NY — Ash trees in our area are under serious threat from the emerald ash borer, an invasive species. Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC) has partnered with Catskill Regional Invasive Species Program (CRISP) to offer “Monitoring and Managing Ash (MaMA) Trees” workshop Monday, July 16, from 1 to 4 p.m.