Calendar of Events

North Pocono CARE sponsors several environmental programs that are free and open to the public. There is no registration requirement. Just show up! The programs are held on the following dates.

For more information, contact Bonnie Smith at 570-472-3274 or e-mail

2017 Events

April 10 What’s Eating Our Woods? Are There Solutions?

A program on hemlock wooly adelgid, emerald ash borers, and other threats to our forests. Presented by Tim Latz, Forester, DCNR’s Bureau of Forestry.

Thornhurst Township Building, 356 Old River Rd., 7:00 PM.

April 22 Earth Day Celebration!

Join with our neighbors in Monroe County for a celebration at the Monroe Campus of Northampton Community College in Tannersville. Enjoy Children’s Activities, Music, Workshops, Tours, and much more! For more information see

10 AM to 4 PM.

June 11 Over and Under Cleanup of Choke Creek Falls.

Join the TVF&RC Dive Team for a clean up of the Falls, coupled with a guided nature walk in the Pinchot State Forest.  Meet at the southwest gate on Phelps Road, off Tannery Road, Pinchot State Forest.

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, with refreshments!

June 19 Protecting The Pocono Plateau – One of the Worlds Last Great Places!

Presented by Bud Cook, Senior Project Manager, The Nature Conservancy.

Thornhurst Township Building, 356 Old River Road, 7:00 PM.

July 17 Marvelous Macroinvertebrates (Bugs!) in the Lehigh River.

Biologist Joseph Kasulaitis will lead us in finding and identifying the bugs that fish eat!  Great program for kids!

Wincek Residence, 610 Old River Road, Thornhurst, 6:00 PM.

August 21 Public Meeting focusing on the results from the study of transmission line impacts on Ash Creek, Choke Creek, Sand Spring Creek, and discussing possible mitigation measures.

Thornhurst Fire Hall, 351 Old River Road, 7:00 PM.

October 9 Live Reptiles and Amphibians!

WNEP-TV Pennsylvania Outdoor Life personality Rick Koval will bring live frogs, salamanders, snakes and a turtle for you to experience up close.

Thornhurst Fire Hall, 351 Old River Road, 7:00 PM. Great program for kids!

Meetings will be held on the third (3 rd ) Monday of the year: March 20, May 15, August 21, September 18, and November 20th, 2017 at 7:30 pm at the Thornhurst Township Building, 356 Old River Road. The meeting on September 18 th will be the Annual Membership Meeting.