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Wood crafts and woodworking techniques will be demonstrated at the 14th annual Festival of Wood

Free giveaways at Festival of Wood

MILFORD, PA – Colorful forest posters, Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl items, and a variety of educational literature and handouts will be distributed for free at the 14th Annual Festival of Wood on August 4 and August 5 at Grey Towers National Historic Site. The U.S.

TRR file photo by Scott Rando​

Upcoming at PEEC: paddles and frogs

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.

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Trout stocking program is open

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.

TRR photos by Sandy Long

Melding science and art, NACL Streets performed its new work, “Trees,” at the 2018 Upper Delaware BioBlitz, adjacent to the base camp collection area where teams of scientists shared their finds with the public. The provocative piece explored how trees are connected and what humans can learn about community from trees. 

Artful science

In last week’s “River Talk” column, Scott Rando summarized the scientific outcomes of the 2018 Upper Delaware Bioblitz.

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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.

TRR photos by Scott Rando

Painted turtles have a fitting name due to the colorful head and forelegs. This was a larger specimen, a carapace over six inches long, which I found in a cut-off pond next to the river. This is the species of turtles commonly seen in the region sunning themselves on logs and rocks on lakes and ponds.

Upper Delaware BioBlitz results

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.

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Gifford Pinchot

July at Grey Towers

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.



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