- courtesy of WNEP
Harrisburg, PA – A vibrant, cold-water “Class A” fishery in its middle and upper reaches, and a waterway that attracts more paddlers every year, the Lackawanna River in northeastern Pennsylvania has been voted the state’s 2020 River of the Year. (riveroftheyear.org)
Join us as we discuss the history, struggles, recreational opportunities, and upcoming events surrounding the Lackawanna River.
NEPA Rail Trails
Lackawanna River Conservation Association
Find out the story behind Pennsylvania's only wild feline. Learn about this big cat's run-in with humans, life history, and where it resides in the 21st century.
One of the best natural spectacles of summer is the emergence of fireflies. What's the story with their flashing light? What's their strategy to avoid predators? Listen in as we answer these questions and a bunch more!
Become a community scientist! Help researchers identify firefly population trends here .
In the past few months, many people have spent more time outdoors. Through continued observation of the natural world around us, we can help scientists track invasive species that attack our native flora and fauna. Listen in as we talk about the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, Gypsy Moth Caterpillar, the Asian Long-horned Beetle, and Emerald Ash Borer and how to combat these forest pests.
This week we're talking with our new Chesapeake Bay technician, Dave Beichler. Dave has a background in soil and water testing, enjoy's the outdoors, and has some great hobbies and interests. Listen in!
Check out the Chesapeake Bay program here.
Follow the links below to learn more about how you can help reduce the amount of excess nutrients entering our waterways.
Have you noticed more turtles on the roads? Late spring and early summer are the most likely times to see a turtle on the road or in your backyard. Find out what turtles live in the Keystone state, what threatened and endangered turtles are living in our Commonwealth, and how you can help them cross the road safely.
For years, those that install and maintain roadways were designing them to shed water and force it toward the closest steam in the shortest time possible. These actions translate to more sediment transport and pollution in our waterways. Join us as we discuss the Susquehanna County Conservation District's Dirt and Gravel Road program and how it's helping local entities protect our natural resources.
With more people going outside to get away from the stress we’re currently experiencing, we figured it was a great time to highlight plants that you really want to avoid while enjoying your favorite outdoor activities. Enjoy!
Wetlands are a vital component of ecosystems and protected and protected at the federal and state levels. When building a pond, landowners must first understand the value of wetlands and why the disturbance of this resource must be avoided. Join us as we discuss the value of wetlands and the proper steps to take before constructing a pond.
Check out this great article from Penn State focusing on pond water quality.