2016 Members & Friends Celebration

6 to 9 p.m. friday, sept.30

 

At Friday's Members & Friends Celebration, we'll honor Craig Todd of Monroe County Conservation District, as well as Monroe County Planning Commission. There will also be a silent auction, food and fun with good friends.

 

 

Registration is closed and the venue is full! Click here for information.

 

 

 

THANK YOU to our event Watershed Sponsor,

Papillon-Moyer Excavating & Paving!

 

 

 

THANK YOU to our River Patrons, Pocono Medical Center

and Camelback Resort!

 

And THANK YOU to our Stream Sponsor, the Farda Foundation.

 

Would you like to donate an item or service for the silent auction, a popular fundraiser at the Members & Friends Celebration? Please click here for a downloadable form.

 

The silent auction will include a vacation package worth $1,000!

Thank you, Sundance Vacations Charities!

 


 

Hike at Shuman Point

10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15

 

The Get Outdoors Poconos hiking series continues with a 3-mile jaunt at Lake Wallenpaupack. Click here for details.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

What do you want in Green Infrastructure?

MEETINGS IN A MUNICIPALITY NEAR YOU

 

Stroudsburg and East Stroudsburg will soon host workshops about plans for Green Infrastructure -- places and practices to better serve the environment and water quality. This can include swales, rain barrels, rain gardens and more. Come find out what your municipality plans!

 

For information and meeting times, click here.

 

For more information about BWA's ongoing Green Infrastructure Project, click here.

 

 


 

Thank you, PPL!

 

PPL has generously donated $3,000 to help maintain BWA's Streamwatch program. For details, 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.

 

 


 

Tied up in knotweed?

Have you seen this plant (right) on your property?

 

If so, your home has been invaded. This is Japanese knotweed, a non-native plant that spreads far too quickly in the Poconos. This invasive chokes out native plants and upsets the environmental balance.

 

For a printable brochure with tips on how to identify and eradicate Japanese knotweed, click here.

 

For a printable chart of common Pocono invasives and alternative plant options, 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.

 

 

 

 

Our rain garden projects continue with this amazing transformation of land near Retro Fitness in Stroud Township (right).

 

 

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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LOOKING FOR MORE INFO ON PA STREAMS? CLICK HERE!

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                  Read more about native plants, their value, and the problem of invasive plants HERE

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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

 

Environmental volunteerism runs in this family's blood. Read more about the good works of Morgan, Rosie and Steven Natiello by clicking here.

 

 

 

Where is your Watershed?

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Your "Watershed Address" describes where a raindrop that falls on the roof of your home will travel, from the smallest springlet in your backyard to a headwaters tributary, and on to larger and larger streams until finally reaching the Delaware River and eventually the Atlantic Ocean. FIND YOURS TODAY

 

Find the USGS Stream Gages in the Brodhead watershed

 

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Why Join The Brodhead Watershed Association?

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