Hike on private section of McMichael Creek

1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18

 

The next hike in the free Get Outdoors Poconos series is a rare chance to see Pohoqualine Fish Association's 12-mile stretch of McMichael Creek, which is usually closed to the public.

 

Click here for information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Welcome aboard, Bob Heil!

 

BWA will have an executive director starting Jan. 2, 2017 -- Saylorsburg native Bob Heil, who is also a BWA member and board member.

 

To read more about Bob and his duties at BWA, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Streamlines has arrived!

Read the autumn edition of BWA's print newsletter, Streamlines, by clicking here.

 

The edition includes new details about the five wonderful people who recently joined BWA's board, as well as facts about a little-known winter road hazard.

 

 



 

BWA honors Craig Todd

 

On Sept. 30, at the annual Members & Friends Celebration, BWA commended Craig Todd, right, for his exceptional commitment to the environment.

 

Three Monroe County Planning Commission staff members were also honored as valuable partners in BWA's Green Infrastructure Project.

 

Click here to read more.

 

 

 

 

 


 

BWA welcomes five
new board members

 

Annette Atkinson, Jen Bradley, Anne Fetherman, Paula Heeschen (left to right) and John Parker (not pictured) have joined the BWA board. Get to know them by clicking here, and look for more details in the fall edition of Streamlines!

 

 


 

 

 

Green Infrastructure is coming to the Stroudsburgs!

 

For information about BWA's ongoing Green Infrastructure Project, click here.

 

 


 

Thank you, PPL!

 

PPL has generously donated $3,000 to help maintain BWA's Streamwatch program. For details, click here.

 


 

Before you put sealcoat on your driveway...

Coal-tar-based sealcoat contains carcinogens. As the sealcoat breaks down, particles are tracked into homes and wash into the watershed. Before you buy a sealcoat, read the label: You'll want a coal-tar-free formulation. For more information, click here.

 

 


 

Tied up in knotweed?

Have you seen this plant (right) on your property?

 

If so, your home has been invaded. This is Japanese knotweed, a non-native plant that spreads far too quickly in the Poconos. This invasive chokes out native plants and upsets the environmental balance.

 

For a printable brochure with tips on how to identify and eradicate Japanese knotweed, click here.

 

For a printable chart of common Pocono invasives and alternative plant options, click here.

 


 

Video about the vital Delaware

Did you know that more than 15 million people get their drinking water from the Delaware River watershed? The Open Space Institute (with a grant from the William Penn Foundation) has create a film about the environmental issues surrounding the Delaware in this video.

 


 

The priceless Price property

Read about the natural beauty of the Price family property in Barrett Township, preserved through a conservation easement.

 

See photos and read this installment of the Get Outdoors Poconos series by clicking here.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Making rain gardens

 

BWA has been busy creating rain gardens, with help from a National Fish and Wildlife Foundation grant and many volunteers -- including Pat Bixler's Environmental Studies class at work, left, planting a rain garden  at East Stroudsburg High School South.

 

 

 

 

Our rain garden projects continue with this amazing transformation of land near Retro Fitness in Stroud Township (right).

 

 

For information about making your own rain garden, click here.

 

For information about local rain garden projects, click here.

 

 

Two more rain gardens were recently installed in East Stroudsburg. Click here to read about them.

 


 

Green Infrastructure project

Let's clean up the Brodhead

BWA battles fecal coliform in local creeks

 

Brodhead Watershed Association has proof of bacteria and pollution in the Brodhead, Pocono and McMichael creeks in Stroudsburg, East Stroudsburg and Stroud Township from a study done in the summer of 2014. Condensing all that data into a campaign for the public, BWA says: “Please don’t feed the ducks.”

 

To capture attention where waterfowl are most likely to be fed, 12 signs — four in each municipality — have been placed on the banks of the creeks.

 

To read more about this other BWA Green Infrastructure projects to protect the Lower Brodhead, click here.

 

 

To read a March 2016 Pocono Record article about plans to expand the project, click here.

 


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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

 

You've probably seen Don Miller of Cresco – a longtime BWA board member, events leader, and past president – wandering the trails or paddling the lakes of the Poconos. Recently, we was awarded the Thomas P. Shelburne Enivronmental Leadership Award by the Pennsylvania Environmental Council.

 

Read more about Don by clicking here.

 

 

 

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