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Northeast PA Audubon Society Awards College Scholarship

Northeast PA Audubon Society Awards College Scholarship
From left to right: NEPAS President Sarah Hall-Bagdonas, scholarship winner Rachel Serfilippi, Scholarship Committee Co-chair Christine Weigand.

Each year the Northeast Pennsylvania Audubon Society (NEPAS) presents a $4000 scholarship to a graduating senior who plans to pursue a career in an environmental field.

Rachel Serfilippi is this year’s scholarship winner. Daughter of Steven and Laurie Serfilippi of Ararat, Rachel is a 2016 graduate of Susquehanna Community High School in Susquehanna, PA and will be attending Paul Smith’s College in the Adirondacks. She plans to build a customized bachelor’s degree which will include ecology, botany, habitat restoration, wildlife, conservation and surveying (GIS).

The Northeast Pennsylvania Audubon Society is proud to support the youth of our area through college and camp scholarships. The funding for these scholarships is generated from the Art and Craft Festival held each July in Hawley, PA. This year’s festival will be July 16 and 17 at Wallenpaupack Area High School. For more information visit www.AudubonFestival.com.

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Birds and Wine – A Great Pairing!

Join Audubon on September 18 and 19, 2015 for a camping trip to the Finger Lakes wine and bird country. We will visit the Montezuma Wildlife Management Area & National Wildlife refuge to witness the annual fall bird migration, especially the shore birds that use the Montezuma ponds as resting spots. We will follow this with stops at local wineries for a taste of the famous local wines. Camping on Friday and Saturday nights will be at the Cayuga State Park on the west shore of Cayuga Lake. There will be camping fees and some fees associated with wine tasting. This trip is limited to fourteen people, so sign up early! Plan to arrive Friday evening the 18th and depart Sunday morning.

There are plenty of campsites, so it is not necessary to reserve one prior to this trip. But, if you are not the tent-camping type, and want to reserve a camping cabin, go to http://nysparks.com/parks/123/details.aspx to check cabin availability. Please sign-up with Audubon if you reserve a cabin so that you are included in our group limit of fourteen people. To sign up, contact Audubon by September 5th at audubonworks@gmail.com or call 253-9250.

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College Scholarship Awarded

Northeast PA Audubon Society Awards College Scholarship
From left to right: Scholarship Committee co-chair Christine Weigand, scholarship winner Michael Burkhardt,
and Northeast Pennsylvania Audubon Society President Sarah Hall-Bagdonas.

Each year the Northeast Pennsylvania Audubon Society (NEPAS) presents a $4000 scholarship to a graduating senior who plans to pursue a career in an environmental field.

Michael Burkhardt is this year’s scholarship winner. Michael is a 2015 graduate of Western Wayne High School and is the son of Carol and Mike Burkhardt of Waymart. He will be attending Keystone College to study Wildlife Biology.

The Northeast Pennsylvania Audubon Society is proud to support the youth of our area through college and camp scholarships. The funding for these scholarships is generated from the Art and Craft Festival held each July in Hawley.