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North Pocono CARE

Protecting the Headwaters of the Lehigh River

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.

Please note that certain events may be postponed or cancelled in 2020 in response to Covid-19 restrictions or concerns.



Plantings by NPCARE volunteers under the PPL transmission lines are growing, benefitting the streams and fauna near them. Chat with PPL foresters about how animals, plants and the streams are responding to the clearings and plants, and what we can do to help.



Join herbalist, mycologist and naturalist Nathaniel Whitmore on Saturday morning for an educational outdoor walk at the Thomas Darling Preserve in Blakeslee. 

Meet at the Trailhead on Burger Road, off Rt. 115 at 10 AM.



Marvelous Macroinvertebrates (Bugs!) in the Lehigh River. Biologist Joseph Kasulaitis leads our search for “bugs” in the river that fish eat, and he helps us identify them. Great program for kids!

Meet at the Wincek residence, 610 Old River Road, Thornhurst, 6 PM. Bring wading shoes and a towel.



What Insects to Watch For? Penn State Extension Urban Forester Vincent Cotrone keeps us updated on the scourges and invasive insects facing our forests, including the Spotted Lanternfly (SLF).


The Wildlife Around Us.  Angela and Shane of Second Chance Wildlife Center bring us several native animals to help children and adults better understand how we can interact safely and learn from our wild neighbors. Perfect for families! 

Thornhurst Firehouse, 351 Old River Road, Thornhurst, 7 PM.


Holiday Gathering for the Community. Join your neighbors for an open house to celebrate the season. Potluck snacks and desserts,

 Thornhurst Township Building 5-7:30 PM.