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Harmful algal blooms and more

What's going on in your backyard August 1-7

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Harmful algal blooms

LAKE ARIEL, PA — On Saturday, August 3 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Lacawac Sanctuary Environmental Education Center, learn which algal species have the potential to be harmful, why harmful algal blooms form, how blooms are detected and the challenges and best practices associated with bloom management.

Registration is encouraged by visiting www.lacawac.org/work shops.html, calling 570/689-9494 or emailing beth.nor mal@lacawac.org.

‘Monarchs and Native Plants’

DAMASCUS, PA — Ed Wesely and Deb Meyers will host an outdoor workshop, “Monarchs and Native Plants,” to teach about the monarch life cycles and autumn migration, on Saturday, August 3 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Participants will search for monarchs in a private garden that includes the native plants monarchs require. The garden’s location will be disclosed upon completing registration.

Register at www.extension.psu.edu/monarchs-and-na tive-plants. In lieu of a fee, participants are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to local food pantries.

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