Canal Clean-up and Picnic on 5/2/15

Come meet with volunteers of the Wayne County Historical Society on Saturday, May 2, at Lock 31, Lock 31 House, one mile west of Hawley, PA on Rte. 6, for a morning of work (and fun) cleaning up a section of the former Delaware and Hudson Canal. We’ll set to work at about 9 am and continue until 1 pm.

Then while admiring the fruits of our labors, we’ll enjoy a barbecue and potluck lunch and hear about the exciting progress the Society is making to restore the Lock House and this section of the Canal, designated a local National Historic Landmark.

Don’t forget to bring you rakes, mowers, weedwhackers and pruners!

Please RSVP by email indicating your intention to join this worthwhile effort and indicate what you’d like to contribute to the pot luck.

Date & Time: May 2, 9am-1pm

Location: Lock 31 House (get directions)

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Towpath Spring Cleaning on 4/25/15

Sat., April 25 –Spring Adopt-a-Highway Trash Pick-up

Come join TLRC’s members an friends for this semi-annual event.  We’ll meet at Mt. Moriah cemetery at 11:00 a.m. and spread out along the Towpath from there. Although there will be a winter’s worth of debris to collect, with a robust “litter police” squad, we should get the job done quite quickly.   As usual, we’ll be joined by volunteers from the Bernt Balchen Chapter of the Sons of Norway and the Men of Bethel.  Afterward, we’ll gather for a bit of socializing and lunch at the Rowland Cafe.

After lunch there will still be time to visit the Environmental Expo at Bingham Park in Hawley, PA.  While you’re there don’t forget to stop by TLRC’s display.

Date & Time: 4/25/15 – 11am

Location: Mt. Moriah cemetery (get directions)

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Announcing the 2014 Scholarship winners!

The Lackawaxen River Conservancy is pleased to announce that the Conservancy awarded two scholarships in 2014. Noah Pietraszewski of Honesdale High School received his $500 scholarship at Senior Class Night on June 10, and Carmen Francesco of Prescott College in Prescott, Arizona was awarded her scholarship at A Day by the River, a family and community event hosted by the Conservancy in Rowland on Saturday, July 26.

Carmen Francesco Carmen is currently a sophomore at Prescott College. She is looking forward to a career as an environmental educator. She was the recipient of The Lackawaxen River Conservancy’s $500 scholarship for graduating high school seniors in 2013. Carmen presented a slide show of her environmental program and activities this past year to the assembled group at A Day by the River.

NoahNoah is attending Syracuse University where he is preparing for a career in environmental engineering. “Environmental engineers must educate others and develop technology to sustain our  earth’s future.” With these words, Noah shares his view of the mandate to environmental engineers and his personal sense of responsibility to the world of tomorrow.

The Lackawaxen River Conservancy will offer two scholarships again in 2015. Students who are planning to pursue a career in environmental conservation and are graduating from a high school in the Lackawaxen Watershed or are in college and have graduated from a high school in the Lackawaxen Watershed are encouraged to apply. Applications are available on this website.

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