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Date: March 10 and 11, 2018
Please dress appropriately. Conditions tend to be muddy this time of year in the woods
As discussed, road construction is anticipated to begin on March 1 and will include traffic control implementation of single lane traffic with a traffic signal on SR 390 near the intersection of Dutch Hill Road (near Skytop Lodge) pertaining to PennDOT ECMS project 76369 in Barrett Township, Monroe County, PA. Project is anticipated to complete in November 2018.
Assistant Project Manager
Pioneer Construction Company, Inc.
Brodhead Watershed Association will soon welcome new “water warriors” into its popular Streamwatch program.
Streamwatch volunteer training sessions will be held at at Northampton Community College’s Tannersville campus. You need attend only one session: either 7 p.m. Thursday, March 22, in Pocono Hall, Room 108, or at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 24, in Kapp Hall, Room 104.
For 27 years, BWA Streamwatch volunteers have been checking local streams on a monthly basis. Now, with more than 70 volunteers in six sub-watershed regions of Monroe County, new volunteers are always welcome to join the efforts to ensure water quality. This program is also a good refresher course for veteran Streamwatchers.
“These citizen scientists not only test for indicators of pollution, they also provide observations on the health of our streams,” said Bob Heil, BWA executive director. “With budget cuts at regulatory agencies, these volunteers are even more valuable.”
If problems are discovered, BWA alerts regulatory agencies, such as the Department of Environmental Protection.
At the training, volunteers will meet other Streamwatchers from the local watershed, learn what the program is all about, and get hands-on training with the equipment. At that time, you can decide if Streamwatch is right for you.
To register for either training session or if you have questions, contact the BWA office at 570- 839-1120 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Walk-ins are welcome, but registration is preferred. For more about the Streamwatch program, see brodheadwatershed.org/streamwatchers.html.
Brodhead Watershed Association is a nonprofit environmental organization formed in 1989. BWA is dedicated to protecting and preserving water resources and the environment of the Brodhead watershed, and the water quality of the Brodhead, Cherry, Marshalls, McMichael, Paradise and Pocono creeks and their tributaries. BWA assists municipalities, residents, businesses and groups with protecting natural resources through education, workshops, seminars, public programs and stream monitoring. For information: email@example.com or 570-839-1120.
Date: February 17, 2018
Time: Band plays from 7 to 10
Location: American Legion Post 922, Spruce Cabin Road, Canadensis PA
The Moonshine Mountain Boys
Featuring members of The McWilliams Brothers Band & Snake Oil Willie
Brad McWilliams Skeeter Nauman
Light Snacks Provided
To Whom It May Concern:
I want to follow up on a Facebook thread in our Community Group regarding issues with a member of our community who has allegedly been letting his dog loose on private property, killing livestock, attacking injured deer, and attacking other pets.
There is now a hearing scheduled for mid-March at the Magisterial District Court in Mountainhome. Charges have formally been filed through PMRPD.
Any interested parties who have evidence or testimony to provide, please call, text, or email me before March 1, 2018. I will pass them along to be included as evidence in the hearing.
IF YOU GO: Animal tracking
WHEN: 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 24
WHERE: Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Bartonsville
COST: Free, but registration is required.
DETAILS: This activity is suitable for children of all ages. Children and adults should dress to be outside and be prepared to walk on snow-covered trails.
On Saturday, Feb. 24, children and their parents will have the opportunity to get outside and learn about the tracks and traces that our native wildlife leave behind.
The program “Who Goes There? Tracking Pocono Wildlife,” led by an experienced environmental educator, starts inside as children and their families learn about critters who live in the woods and along the cold, pure streams of the Poconos. How animals make tracks and what to look for in identifying tracks will be covered.
From Rep. Rosemary Brown:
Forms for the state’s 2017 Property Tax/Rent Rebate program are now available for download from the Department of Revenue’s website. Paper forms will be available in the coming weeks. Eligible participants can receive a rebate of up to $650 based on their rent or property taxes paid in 2017. The program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians who are 65 years or older, widows and widowers 50 years or older, and those 18 years or older with disabilities. The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters, and half of Social Security income is excluded.
Barrett Township has been awarded an LSA Grant for $148,270 for the Firehouse Renovations Project. The renovations include: Roof, Painting, Meeting Rooms Flooring, Engine Room Flooring, Folding Door (Meeting room), Furnace, AC, Overhead Doors, Sound Blocks and Doors. Work is anticipated to start Summer 2018
The Barrett Township Volunteer Fire Company is vital. "Their firehouse here is the hub of all the activity," says Pam Gardsy, Barrett Township's Executive Secretary Treasurer.
But the building is falling apart.
Gardsy adds, "it's very dated."
Thanks to a $148,000 dollar grant, the firehouse's floors, roof, and heating system will be repaired.
On December 16th a festive Buck Hill Falls Holiday luncheon organized by radiant Lucy Stone Cusano was held in the beautiful art-filled Fairway Grille. With about 50 ladies in attendance the holiday season was celebrated with happy conversation and laughter not far from a warm fireplace and delicious chicken entrees and appetizers. Adding to the holiday spirit, Santa took a brief respite from the North Pole frenzy and entertained the group with song. Although in his haste Santa had forgotten to don his red pants, his boisterous Christmas mood was unaffected as he joyously belted out a raucous rendition of Psycho Santa.
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