Lacawac Sanctuary will host a program and hike exploring wild medicinal plants found in the NEPA region, on Saturday, June 25, at 10 a.m.   The session is titled "Our Forest Pharmacy" and will be led by well known herbal expert and noted author Nathaniel Whitmore. 


Lacawac Sanctuary will host a program and hike exploring wild medicinal plants found in the NEPA region, on Saturday, June 25, at 10 a.m.   The session is titled "Our Forest Pharmacy" and will be led by well known herbal expert and noted author Nathaniel Whitmore.  
There are many medicinal plants that can be found in nearby forests, fields and right in our own backyards. In this workshop Nathaniel will lead the group on a hike around Lacawac in search of our Pocono Mountain medicinal species.   He will demonstrate and talk about a plethora of herbal remedies you don't need a doctor's prescription to obtain - you just need to know what to look for and how to prepare and use it.  He will also share interesting anecdotes and talk about the history and source of knowledge about the various herbs and plants that will be found on the hike.
 Reservations are required and may be made by calling (570)689-9494 or emailing info@lacawac.org.  Fees for the program are $7.00 for the public or $5.00 for members.  Children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult.  More information about this and other programs can also be obtained at www.Lacawac.org.
 Lacawac Sanctuary is a non-profit community based organization dedicated to the preservation of the natural environment, public environmental education and scientific research. It is supported by volunteers, memberships and donations. The 545 acre nature preserve includes one mile of shoreline on Lake Wallenpaupack and is one of the few sites in the nation that is federally recognized as both a National Natural Landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places.  It is also designated by DCNR as a Pennsylvania Wild Native Plant Sanctuary.