Towpath Spring Cleaning on 4/26

Sat., April 26 –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 Bernt Balchen 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 Earth Day celebration at PPL’s Environmental Learning Center.  While you’re there don’t forget to stop by TLRC’s display.

Date & Time: 4/26 – 11am

Location: Mt. Moriah cemetery (get directions)

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2014 Lackawaxen River Conservancy Scholarships

The Lackawaxen River Conservancy Scholarship is now open to college students as well as graduating high school seniors!

High school students must be currently attending high school in the Lackawaxen Watershed and be preparing for a career in environmental conservation.

College students must have graduated from a high school in the Lackawaxen Watershed and must be majoring in a subject area that will prepare them for an environmental career.

Eligible high schools in the Lackawaxen Watershed are Honesdale High School, Wallenpaupack Area High School, Western Wayne High School and the Canaan Christian Academy High School.

Information & Applications

  • High school scholarship: PDF | DOC
  • College scholarship: PDF | DOC
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Summer Events

Tues., July 2, 6:30 pmPipeline Proliferation! 

TLRC hosts meeting on natural gas  pipelines in Pike and Wayne Counties.  Guest speaker Faith Zerbe,  Delaware Riverkeeper Network, will discuss the pipelines and compressor      stations that are either planned or under construction in the Delaware                                   River basin.  The public is invited to attend and learn what we can all do                                  to try to minimize  the negative impact of these activities on the local                                       environment.

Where:  Wayne Co. Chamber of Commerce,  32 Commercial Street, Honesdale, PA

Thu., July 4, 11-11:30 amIndependence Day Parade, Hawley, PA

Come and march behind the Conservancy’s banner at this popular local                                   civic event.  Line-up is betw. 11 and 11:30 on Church Street, above Main  Ave, and we step off at noon.  Parade ends at Bingham Park.

Sat., July 20, 10am-4 pm —  Zane Grey Days.

Visit TLRC’s display at this annual event of the   National Park Service.  Activities for the entire family.

Where:   Zane Grey Museum, Lackawaxen, PA

Sat., July 27, 11 am-3:30 pmTLRC ’s Day at Prompton State Park

Come and experience the beautiful Prompton Reservoir, headwaters of the                          Lackawaxen River.  Fun and educational interactive programs, and                                          opportunites for boating (kayaks and canoes), hiking, geocaching.                                    Potluck picnic (let us know what you’re bringing); BBQ fare provided by                                 TLRC.  Park Entrance on Rte. 170, just north of Rte. 6, c. 4 miles west of                              Honesdale, PA.

Sat., Aug. 24 –all dayFirst Annual Canal Festival.  Official opening of the   Delaware & Hudson Canal Park at Lock House 31, Rte. 6, just west of Hawley, PA.                Festival showcases life during the 1800s on the Canal.  Features heritage activities,             children’s games, food, music and exhibits for the whole family.  TLRC is pleased to participate in this event of the Wayne County Historical County Historical Society, a partner organization.

Sun., Sept. 22, 4-7 pm  — TLRC’s Annual Dinner Meeting                                                  Save the date!  Details t.b.a.

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