Hike at Austin T. Blakeslee Nature Preserve

10 to 11:30 a.m.

Saturday, June 25

 

The Get Outdoors Pocono series continues with a free, naturalist-guided hike at Austin T. Blakeslee Nature Preserve. For information, click here.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Rain garden workshop with master gardeners

9:30 to 11 a.m. Sunday, June 26

 

Master gardeners of the Penn State Extension will guide participants in planting rain gardens and using rain barrels. This workshop, co-sponsored by Brodhead Watershed Association, will be held at ForEvergreen Nature Preserve, Analomink.

 

For information, click here.


 

Learn to fly fish

1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 26

 

BWA, along with Pocono Heritage Land Trust and the Brodhead chapter of Trout Unlimited, will host a fly fishing workshop for beginners. The entertaining, easy-going event will take place at ForEvergreen Nature Preserve, Analomink. For information, click here.

 


 

Hike Stairway Ridge

10 a.m. Saturday, July 23

 

The Get Outdoors Poconos series continues with two guided hikes up Stairway Ridge -- one difficult, one easier. Either way you go, you'll see Stairway Lake and a miles-long views of the Delaware River and beyond. For information, click here.

 

 

 

 


 

Save the date!

River Ramble 2016

1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7

 

The annual River Ramble returns, this time featuring McMichael Creek. After-Ramble party 4-5 p.m. at Pohoqualine Fishing Club, Chestnuthill Township.

For information and pre-registration, click here.

 


Before you put sealcoat on your driveway...

Coal-tar-based sealcoat contains carcinogens. As the sealcoat breaks down, particles are tracked into homes and wash into the watershed. Before you buy a sealcoat, read the label: You'll want a coal-tar-free formulation. For more information, click here.


 

Environmental pioneers reunite

John Riley and Jim Price, longtime friends, reunited at Earth Day, exchanging stories of past struggles and triumphs - including the creation of Monroe County Conservation Camp.

 

To read more about their meeting with PennFuture President and CEO Larry Schweiger, click here.

 

 

 


A year's worth of activities

For an updated, printable calendar of this year's BWA events (with a complete lineup of Get Outdoors Poconos hikes), click here.


New videos

You might see this video at local cinemas on the coming months. Delaware Highlands Conservancy created it to highlight the importance and beauty of clean, clear water.

 

And did you know that more than 15 million people get their drinking water from the Delaware River watershed? The Open Space Institute (with a grant from the William Penn Foundation) has create a film about the environmental issues surrounding the Delaware in this video.

 


 

The priceless Price property

Read about the natural beauty of the Price family property in Barrett Township, preserved through a conservation easement.

 

See photos and read this installment of the Get Outdoors Poconos series by clicking here.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Making rain gardens

 

BWA has been busy creating rain gardens, with help from a National Fish and Wildlife Foundation grant and many volunteers -- including Pat Bixler's Environmental Studies class at work, left, planting a rain garden  at East Stroudsburg High School South.

 

For information about making your own rain garden, click here.

 

For information about local rain garden projects, click here.


 

Green Infrastructure project

Let's clean up the Brodhead

BWA battles fecal coliform in local creeks

 

Brodhead Watershed Association has proof of bacteria and pollution in the Brodhead, Pocono and McMichael creeks in Stroudsburg, East Stroudsburg and Stroud Township from a study done in the summer of 2014. Condensing all that data into a campaign for the public, BWA says: “Please don’t feed the ducks.”

 

To capture attention where waterfowl are most likely to be fed, 12 signs — four in each municipality — have been placed on the banks of the creeks.

 

To read more about this other BWA Green Infrastructure projects to protect the Lower Brodhead, click here.

 

 

To read a March 2016 Pocono Record article about plans to expand the project, click here.

 


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Amy Albert can do it all: walk leader, civic organizer, open space advocate, BWA board member, gardening expert, and official chef of our post-River Ramble parties. Read more about her here.

 

 

 

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