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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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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