August 8, 6:30 pm, PPL Environmental Learning Center, Hawley, PA
The water ways of Pike County support many aspects of our lives – come find out why!
Pike County has wonderful water resources – outstanding creeks, all designated high quality or exceptional value by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection; and two special protection rivers – the Delaware, named “River of the Year” for 2011, and the Lackawaxen, also “River of the Year”, for 2010. Our wetlands support wildlife, lessen flood damage, and purify the water that supplies our substantially unspoiled aquifers. These resources provide many important advantages to Pike County – clean drinking water, fishing, boating, hunting, the economic benefits of tourism, and the spectacular scenic beauty residents and visitors all enjoy.
On Wednesday, August 8, at 6:30pm, biologist Ken Ersbak will present “Water Wonders of Pike County” at the PPL Environmental Learning Center, Hawley, PA. Ken will explain the standards that establish a stream’s water quality designation, how special protection requires that new or expanded activities do not degrade existing water quality, the attributes of Pike County that explain the quality of our water, some of the immediate and longer term threats to our watersheds, and how the Conservation district monitors water quality to assure protection of our streams by early detection of contamination or impairment. Ken is a Pike County Conservation District Associate Director, general manager of the Forest Lake Hunting and Fishing Club, and partner with Aquatic Resources Consultants, a professional resource management service providing fishery assessments and watershed, stream habitat, lake and pond management. Come to this valuable presentation to learn about the excellent quality of Pike County’s water and how we all can protect our precious water resources.
The program is co-sponsored by the Pike County Conservation District, Twin and Walker Creek Watershed Conservancy, The Lackawaxen River Conservancy, the Pike – Wayne Chapter #462 of Trout Unlimited, and the Conservation Partnership. Registration is appreciated but not required. Informational handouts will be available. The PPL Center is located on Route 6 just north of the entrance to the Wallenpaupack Area High School and just south of the junction of Routes 6 and 590. For more information or to register call 570-226-8220 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.