Local Groups Join Together for Annual Towpath Trash Pick-up


Under a brilliant autumn sky, on Saturday morning, October 22, members of The Lackawaxen River Conservancy, Bernt Balchen Lodge (Sons of Norway) and Men of Bethel gathered at Mt. Moriah cemetery at Kimbles for their annual fall trash pick-up under the PennDOT Adopt-a-Highway Program. Scouring most of a ten-mile stretch of the scenic Towpath between Kimbles and Rowland, they enjoyed the crystalline autumn air and the vibrant colors of fall as they collected close to twenty bags of trash–comprised mostly of beer cans of various vintages, tattered plastic bags, fast-food containers as well as discarded construction materials. Afterward they posed for a photograph at Bright’s fishing supply shop and celebrated their good work with a lunch at the Rowland Café.

Towpath trash pickup on 10/22

Best way to enjoy the fall colors!

Here’s your chance to be outdoors and enjoy nature’s autumn glory, to do good while having a good time. Come join your fellow members and friends of The Lackawaxen River Conservancy for our semi-annual Towpath trash pick-up on Saturday, October 22, 2011. We’ll meet at Mt. Moriah cemetery at 11 a.m. and spread out along the Towpath from there. In past years, there hasn’t been all that much trash to pick up, so it shouldn’t take much more than an hour of your time. Afterward we’ll gather for a bit of socializing and lunch at the Rowland Cafe, together with members of the Bernt Balchen Sons of Norway Lodge and the Men of Bethel, who will be cleaning up their respective stretches of the Towpath.

Let’s see who can fill the most trash bags!

Date & Time: 10/22 – 11am

Location: Mt. Moriah cemetery (get directions)

“The Next Frontier” screening on 10/18

The Lackawaxen River Conservancy is hosting a screening of Emmy Award winning documentary, The Next Frontier: Engineering the Golden Age of Green, on Tuesday, October 18, 2011, at the PPL Environmental Center, Rte. 6, Hawley, PA.

This one-hour documentary focuses on the renewable, clean energy technologies that can improve our future and create significant economic and job opportunities. Host Becky Worley of ABC’s Good Morning America travels the world looking for the solutions that address the serious problems of excessive carbon dioxide emissions and our dependence on fossil fuels.

The Next Frontier was honored for Outstanding Achievement: Documentary and Outstanding Achievement: Graphics and Animation.

All are welcome to attend. Admission is free.

Date & Time: 10/18 – 7pm

Location: PPL Environmental Center (get directions)