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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Fall Clean Up at the AJCA Recap

On Wednesday Sept 23rd memebes from Monocacy TU, Friends of Johnston, and the Monocacy Creek Watershed Association all gathered to tackle a few projects on the stream.  One group tackled the removal on invasive plants, and another took on a huge willow tree that was blocking the creek.  The groups made some great progress and even got some coverage from 69NEWS.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

TU National Meeting Conservation Tour Recap

AMD Entering Lackawanna River
The TU National Meeting was held this past Thursday- Sunday in downtown Scranton, PA.  On Thursday, chapter member Todd Griffith joined a conservation tour which consisted of several sites that highlighted local projects.  The fist stop was the Old Forge Bore Hole, which is a 44inch several hundred foot deep hole drilled by the Army Core of Engineers in 1961.  The hole is used to relieve groundwater pressure that was caused by the flooding of coal tunnels by the Susquehanna River.  The Bore Hole drains about 60 MILLION gallons of mine drainage PER DAY.  For the past 50 years.

The second stop was a project to protect a small tributary that passed through a working cattle farm.

Last but not least was a visit to some gas drilling operations, with representatives explaining the process.  TU's own Katy Dunlap was on hand to ask specific questions.

A thanks to Todd Griffith for joining the tour ans taking the pictures.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Friday, September 18, 2015

Fall Newsletter

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Hall Pass

If you are married, this is for you...

6th Lehigh Valley Watershed Conference

Lehigh University STEPS Building
1 W Packer Ave
Bethlehem, PA 18015


The Lehigh Valley Watershed Conference brings together professionals, citizens, watershed groups, municipal officials, professors, students, and YOU. The Conference presents up-to-date engaging and timely information on a variety of water resource topics. The theme of this Sixth Watershed Conference is Fresh Water Ecology. 

Join us for a special plenary session from invited guest speaker, Dorothy Merritts of Franklin and Marshall College who will discuss "Streams in Pennsylvania - a Historical View." This year's conference also features two half-day workshops designed to give watershed volunteers hands-on, practical information and a special landscape track with SA Certified Arborist, PCH, PDH, Pesticide Credits and PA Landscape Architect CEUs available. (Contact Kathy Salisbury at 215-345-3283 or for more information.)
This conference is brought to you by: Watershed Coalition of the Lehigh Valley, Lehigh University Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Environmental Initiative, Penn State Extension, Northampton County Conservation District, Lehigh Gap Nature Center, Nurture Nature Center, and Wildlands Conservancy.
For a printable pdf file of the complete schedule click here.

Friday, September 11, 2015