STREAMLINES: News and events from BWA
Celebration 2022 A Success!
Thank you for your support.
BWA's annual Members & Friends Celebration for 2022 is in the books, and we couldn't have done it without your help!
Keynote Speaker Larry Schweiger Described Advocacy Challenges
Larry Schweiger's keynote speech on the history and data-driven challenges of the conservation movement left us all thinking about our next steps. Conservation advocacy lies at the nexus of science and policy.

Below are two Pocono Region data-driven reports on Resource Values for further reading:

Monroe County 2022 Return on Environment Study:

Economic Impact Study for Our Pocono Waters:

Saturday, Oct. 15th at 6:30 p.m.

Mount Wismer provides one of the finest views across the entire breadth of the Brodhead Watershed, from the top of the middle branch all the way to the Delaware Water Gap. The trail is typically closed at sunset, but we’ll be taking advantage of this rare opportunity to take in the view by night.
The hike is moderate and will last approximately two hours.
Registration is now open, please email info@brodheadwatershed.org with the name of each hiker in your group.
Photo by Ray Roper, Pocono Photo Club
Saturday, Nov. 19th
The 63-acre Yankee Run Nature Preserve provides crucial protection for the headwaters of Yankee Run, a high quality headwater to Paradise Creek. Yankee Run Nature Preserve contains a habitat mix of woodlands, springs, ponds and a headwater stream. The preserve also harbors local heritage; including a springhouse, a historic pumphouse and an artificial pond.
The Get Outdoors Poconos series is supported by a grant from the William Penn Foundation.
BWA will soon be releasing its final hiking booklet describing 17 adventurous scenic hikes, lakes, and waterfalls in Monroe County to explore. When printed, the booklets will be provided at no cost, courtesy of support by the William Penn Foundation.
Devil's Hole Falls
The fate of over 900 acres of Camp Trexler, just outside of the Brodhead Watershed will soon be decided by the Minsi Trails Council of the Boy Scouts of America. 

It could become a housing development or a trash transfer station. It could be clear-cut and timbered, instead of remaining the beautiful, wild land Harry Trexler and neighboring farmers intended.

Harry Trexler was the father of Allentown’s public park system, owner of a trout hatchery, creator of the Trexler Game Preserve, and an avid
outdoorsman who donated significant wealth to
conserve land for the public to use and enjoy. His intent for this land was to be a wilderness camp, run by the Boy Scouts, for the benefit of future generations.

Minsi Trails Council of the Boy Scouts of America will make the decision about the use of this undeveloped land. It is up to the board members to choose its path for the future. Will they honor the principles of Scouting and preserve the land for future generations to enjoy, or will they disregard the original intent of Trexler.

Pocono Heritage Land Trust is working to acquire this property, conserve it permanently, and keep it open to the public. The public is welcome to comment to the current owners about what would be lost if this parcel is sold to private developers.

Tell the Boy Scouts Minsi Trails Council: Keep your promise!
Work with Pocono Heritage Land Trust to protect Camp Trexler for good.
Email: richardd.christ@scouting.org or call 610-264-8551

Your support sustains our science-based work.
Leah Braverman of Stroudsburg, Robert Buchholtz of Stroudsburg,
David Buck of Sugar Run, Michele Cohen of Kunkletown,
Jenny Collier of Stroudsburg

William Daskal of Saylorsburg, Guy Doleiden of Pocono Summit, Patricia Griffin of East Stroudsburg, Jamie Hadlock of Swiftwater, Kathleen Hinton of Stroudsburg, Elizabeth Hirt of Coopersburg, Kevin Hopkins of Philadelphia,
Mary Hune of East Stroudsburg, Leonard Iorio of Blakslee

James Labar of Colorado Springs CO, Richard Leist of Buck Hill Falls,
Jeanne Maiden of East Stroudsburg, Adam Mosher of Centerreach NY,
Richard Mosher of East Stroudsburg, Patricia O'Hara of East Stroudsburg

David Rich of Sciota, Elizabeth Ryan of Pocono Pines, Elizabeth Sawyer of East Stroudsburg, Joan Sayer of Saylorsburg, Nancy Tkacs of Cresco,
Maria Walker of Cresco, Heidi Walls of Cresco
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