Meet the BWA board!

7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1


BWA members and the public are welcome to attend the August board meeting, to be held at ForEvergreen Nature Preserve, Analomink. Meet your fellow members and let your voice be heard! Also, hear more about our upcoming River Ramble and Green Infrastructure Project. There will also be a raffle drawing for a rain barrel! Bring a chair.

Registration not required. For information or directions to ForEvergreen, email



River Ramble 2016

1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7


The annual River Ramble returns, this time featuring McMichael Creek. After-Ramble party 4-5 p.m. at Pohoqualine Fish Association, Chestnuthill Township.


For details and pre-registration, click here.

For a printable flier, click here.


THANK YOU to our event sponsors:




Our sponsor list is not yet complete. Would you like to support River Ramble?

For information, 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.


Environmental pioneers reunite

John Riley and Jim Price, longtime friends, reunited at Earth Day, exchanging stories of past struggles and triumphs - including the creation of Monroe County Conservation Camp.


To read more about their meeting with PennFuture President and CEO Larry Schweiger, 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.

New videos

You might see this video at local cinemas on the coming months. Delaware Highlands Conservancy created it to highlight the importance and beauty of clean, clear water.


And 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.


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


For information about local rain garden projects, click here.


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.





                  Read more about native plants, their value, and the problem of invasive plants HERE






You might have seen Theresa Merli's smiling face at Paradise Township board meetings, where she was a supervisor; at Monroe County Commissioners meetings (she was a commissioner); or at BWA events (in addition to serving on the board and previously as an executive director, Theresa also helps organize the annual Membership Celebration). Read more about this busy lady here.




Where is your Watershed?

watershed map

Your "Watershed Address" describes where a raindrop that falls on the roof of your home will travel, from the smallest springlet in your backyard to a headwaters tributary, and on to larger and larger streams until finally reaching the Delaware River and eventually the Atlantic Ocean. FIND YOURS TODAY


Find the USGS Stream Gages in the Brodhead watershed



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