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.

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.

TLRC Awards 2nd Annual Scholarship

At Honesdale High School’s senior awards assembly on Thursday, June 12, The Lackawaxen River Conservancy awarded its second annual scholarship to Carmen Francesco.  In awarding the $500 scholarship to Ms.Francesco, the Conservancy was impressed with her deep concern for the earth and its future, her admirable academic credentials and extracurricular leadership roles, and her intention to pursue a career in an area related to environmental conservation and sustainability.   She will begin her studies at Prescott College in Arizona.

The Conservancy awards a scholarship each year to a graduating senior from a school within the Lackawaxen River watershed who intends to  pursue a college degree in the area of environmental conservation.