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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 check back here often as events, times and dates may change.  

May 4, 2024


7:30 PM

Marvelous Moths! Frank Distefano, known as the “Moth Man” will lead us on an evening devoted to moths in the Pinchot State Forest Manny Gordon Recreation Area on Bear Lake Road. After a presentation, we'll spend time viewing these beauties of nature and discuss the best way to attract moths. A retired research chemist and materials engineer, Frank Distefano began photographing moths twelve years ago, after similar enchantments with butterflies, dragonflies, and native orchids. He found moths to offer several advantages to the photographer. Most moths are readily attracted with light or bait. They are easy to photograph close-up, as they land still and flat-winged (butterflies move around more and tend to fold their wings closed). Frank has travelled to numerous locations in the U.S. and has been to Costa Rica fifteen times in pursuit of his passion. Kids and family friendly.

Bring a flashlight and wear sturdy shoes.  RAIN DATE May 5th

Pinchot State Forest

Manny Gordon Pavilian Bear Lake Rd Thornhurst, PA

June 1, 2024

11am - 5pm


Sponsored by Western Pocono Trout Unlimited

Location:  White Haven Library

White Haven, PA

June 15, 2024

11 AM

The Forest Around Us. Julian Maza, Service Forester, PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Forestry, Pinchot Forest District will lead a Saturday exploration and discussion of current forest management projects in the State Forest around us, including timber harvesting and managing invasive plants.


LOCATION: Pittston Rd Parking area off Bear Lake Rd.  Car pool from there.

July 15, 2024 

Annual Macroinvertebrate Survey

6 PM

Marvelous Macroinvertebrates (Bugs!) in the Lehigh River. 

This event is one of the most important on the calendar.  We collect inects in the river,  separate, catogorize and count their numbers.  This helps assure that the river water quality is not getting impacted by any development upstream.   

Bring wading shoes and a towel. Wonderful program for kids and families!


Wincek Residence, 610 Old River Road, Thornhurst

October 14, 2024

7 PM

Live Birds of Prey and Mammals. Kathy Uhler of Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center will bring live birds of prey and wild animals for you to see up close.   This popular program is great for kids and families.


Thornhurst Fire House, 351 Old River Road.