Hawley, PA and Bethel, NY – Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy for a variety of fun and educational events scheduled throughout the year. From seminars about conservation easements and land use planning to guided nature walks and moonlight canoe trips, the Conservancy has something for everyone this year. Learn more at DelawareHighlands.org. Please note many events require pre-registration.

Coming soon: Maple Syrup Demonstration at Journey's End Farm - Saturday, March 24 from 9 a.m. to noon

Visit a local working farm with an operational sugarbush producing 350 gallons of syrup a year with a wood fired evaporator. Learn about the sugaring operation, the farm, and the protection of the land. Be prepared for walking through muddy conditions. Please register with the Conservancy to receive directions to the site and notification if the program is cancelled.
 
Coming soon: Financial Benefits of Land Conservation - Three convenient dates in PA and NY
Learn how to keep cherished lands in the family and protect the landscape forever. Executive Director Sue Currier will discuss how conservation easements and agricultural easements are key tools for area residents.

Thursday March 29, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. PPL Environmental Learning Center, PA

Monday Oct. 29, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location TBD, NY

Tuesday Oct. 30, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. PPL Environmental Learning Center, PA
 
Improving Your Woods for Wildlife - Saturday, April 14 from 9 a.m. to noon
Join the Pike-Monroe Woodland Owners group for a forestry field day in Lackawaxen, PA. Please call the Conservancy for directions.

Emily Dickinson's Garden - Saturday, April 14 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Join naturalist Ed Wesely at PPL's Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center for a virtual tour of the fields and streams that Emily Dickinson knew and loved around Amherst, Massachusetts, and of the spring wildflowers that inspired her. Please call the Conservancy to register.
 
Women and Their Woods Spring Retreat - Friday, April 20 at 1 p.m. to Saturday, April 21 at 12 p.m.
Participate in a hands-on event for women forest landowners focused on cost sharing, tree planting, and management of invasive plants. Space is limited; call the Conservancy to register or send an email to conserve@delawarehighlands.org.

Pike/Wayne Earth Day at PPL - Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Join the Conservancy and other local conservation groups for activities, entertainment and educational programs for the whole family.

Foods of the Delaware Highlands Dinner - Saturday, April 28 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Join us for this annual dinner at The Settlers Inn to celebrate the Conservancy’s accomplishments in the Upper Delaware River region. The event will feature delicious cuisine prepared with locally grown and produced organic ingredients, paired with appropriate fine wines. Tickets are $125.00 per person for the five-course meal with a limit of 125 people. This dinner sells out annually, so register early!

Conservation Subdivision & Design Workshop - Monday, April 30 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy, Sullivan Renaissance and the Sullivan County Division of Planning and Environmental Management for a training workshop. The workshop will focus on conservation subdivision, conservation design and the legal tools necessary to implement these techniques, led by planners and legal professionals. The workshop is directed towards municipal officials and anyone interested in learning more about conservation design techniques for their communities. Planning and Zoning Board Members may receive 3 credits towards the required NYS training credits (please check with your municipality). Prior registration is required.
 
Bird Walk - Saturday, May 5 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Join the Conservancy and the Sullivan County Audubon for a two-hour early morning guided walk. Bring your binoculars and learn to identify birds and their songs. Please call the Conservancy for directions.

Native Plants Walk - Saturday, June 2 from 9 a.m. to noon
Join Dr. Ann Rhoads, Senior Botanist of the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania and renowned author, for a walk to learn about the native plants in a wetland community. Please call the Conservancy for directions.
 
Moonlight Canoe Trip - Friday, Aug. 3, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Join the Conservancy for a moonlight paddle on the Rio Reservoir. To join us you must have your own canoe and or kayak, possess a certified PFD, and be a capable swimmer. Reservations are limited; please call the Conservancy to register.
 
Monarch Butterfly Program with Ed Wesely - Saturday, Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. to noon.
Join us at the Butterfly Barn to learn about the monarch life cycle and help to tag early migrants with naturalist Ed Wesely and Conservancy founder Barbara Yeaman.

Fall Hike - Saturday, Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to noon
Join the Conservancy and Morgan Outdoors for a two-hour guided hike in Crystal Lake Wild Forest in Fremont, NY. Remember to wear hiking shoes, comfortable clothes, and bring water. Registration is required.
 
Annual General Meeting - Saturday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m. to noon.
This meeting is intended for Conservancy members and takes place at the PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center.

Visit DelawareHghlands.org for additional details about any of these events, or contact us with any questions at our Hawley, PA office at 570-226-3164; our Bethel, NY office at 845-583-1010; or send an email to info@delawarehighlands.org. Find us on the web at DelawareHighlands.org.