REGION — Due to the lapse in appropriations during the federal government shutdown, national parks will be open as much as possible. Parks, roads, overlooks, river accesses and trails at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area will be open to visitors, but emergency and rescue services will be limited.
With New Years behind us, a lot of people are looking forward to getting involved in seasonal outdoor activities, including skiing and snowshoeing. By January, the ice fishing season has usually kicked off in most of the region; in fact, in some areas, it is a tradition to do some ice fishing on New Years Day.
DINGMAN’S FERRY, PA — Get prepped for a walk in the snow-covered woods by learning the age-old skill of snowshoeing at the Bridge the Gap program at the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC).
NARROWSBURG, NY — The Upper Delaware Council (UDC) will host a presentation by Wayne Conservation District resource conservationist Keith Pierson on Erosion and Sedimentation Pollution at 7 p.m. on January 3, at the UDC office located at 211 Bridge Street. Election of officers for 2019 will also take place.
MILHEIM, PA — Applications are now open for the Diversified Vegetable Apprenticeship.
In the warmer months of the year, it’s common to see hummingbirds throughout the Upper Delaware River region, brightening our lives with their bejeweled beauty and entertaining us with their feisty behaviors around feeders.
Early last week, a neighbor complained to me that a bear had carried her garbage from the trashcan to the edge of her yard.
NORTHEAST PA — Lackawanna College recognized its second year of graduates from the Conservation and Natural Resource (CNR) certificate program on December 7.
WAYNE COUNTY, PA — The Lacawac Sanctuary has kicked off its 2018 annual fund, with the goal of raising $25,000 by the end of the year in support of outreach and education programs for the community.
The Audubon Society will hold its annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC) December 14 through January 5, gathering data from across North America on bird species to compile a census on our winged friends.