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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 changed, postponed or cancelled in 2022 in response to Covid-19 restrictions or concerns.

May 28, 2022

10 AM

A Walk in the Park!

Join us as we explore the future location of the Thornhurst park along the Lehigh River, where the proposed NPC rain garden will aid in protecting the River. This walk will be over rough, brushy ground with wet areas.

Location :

Meet at Thornhurst Fire House parking area, 351 Old River Rd. at 10 AM

June 18, 2022

10 AM

Explore our Forests

Julian Maza, Service Forester, PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Forestry, Pinchot Forest District will lead a Saturday exploration of the health and condition of our local forests.


Pinchot State Forest off of Bear Lake Rd.

Parking at the junction of Phelps Rd. and Tannery Rd.

July 18, 2022

6 PM

Marvelous Macroinvertebrates (Bugs!) in the Lehigh River. 

This year we’ll have a guest biologist who will lead us in finding and identifying the bugs that fish eat. Bring wading shoes and a towel. Wonderful program for kids and families!


Wincek Residence, 610 Old River Road, Thornhurst

August 15, 2022

7 PM

Is your property watershed friendly??

Improving your property!  Penn State Extension Master Watershed Stewards will lead a discussion on how to make your property more watershed friendly. Find out what we can plant in our yards that prevents runoff into our waterways and creates a habitat for wildlife. 


Thornhurst Fire House, 351 Old River Rd. Thornhurst, PA 18424

September 17, 2022

10 AM


A walk in the woods with Jane Frye

Naturalist Jane Frye will lead outdoor explorers on a 4-mile Saturday walk at the Bear Creek Camp trails, a scenic and nature-lovers adventure with autumn foliage too! GPS address 3601 Bear Creek Blvd., Wilkes-Barre for the turn leading to the Camp. Carpooling encouraged (meet at Township Building at 9:30)  

October 10, 2022

7 PM

Visit with the animals of the area!

Up close and personal chance to visit with animals of our area with Catherine Uhler of the Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center.

Great program for kids and families!

Thornhurst Fire House, 351 Old River Rd.

December 12, 2022

5 – 7:30 PM

Holiday Gathering.

The community is invited to an open house to celebrate the season. Potluck snacks and desserts.  

Thornhurst Township Building