Upcoming Events

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Photo: Mary Linkevich
January 21, 2021 10:00am - 12:00pm
Contact: Lehigh Gap Nature Center 610-760-8889

Cabin Fever Book Club

Lehigh Gap Nature Center

Susan Hand Shetterly’s Seaweed Chronicles!

The Cabin Fever Book Club meets once a month during the fall and winter months to discuss fascinating books on such topics as ecology, environmental history, and environmentalism. The 2020-21 Cabin Fever Book Club meetings will take place from 10:00 a.m. to noon on the dates listed below! Books will be available at the Palmerton and Slatington libraries, Lehigh Gap Nature Center, and on Amazon.com (at a cost). Please contact us at mail@lgnc.org if you have any questions, or if you would like to lead a discussion!

Until we can safely meet in person again, all Book Club meetings will take place on Zoom.

2020-2021 Cabin Fever Book Club Reading List:

October 15, 2020: American Wolf by Nate Blakeslee
November 19, 2020: Mycelium Running by Paul Stamets
December 17, 2020: The Overstory by Richard Powers
January 21, 2021: Seaweed Chronicles by Susan Hand Shetterly
February 18, 2021: The Death and Life of the Great Lake by Dan Egan
March 18, 2021: David Brower by Tom Turner
January 22, 2021 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Contact: Wildlands Conservancy 610-965-4397

Wildlife of the Watershed: Birds of Prey Meet & Greet

Pool Wildlife Sanctuary

Learn about local raptor species and meet some of our education ambassador birds of prey, all Pennsylvania native species, with the opportunity to ask plenty of questions. Please wear a mask.

Adults: $7.00
Children: $3.00

February 25, 2021 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Contact: Manada Conservancy office@manada.org 717-566-4122

Plastics in Streams (Education Program)

Manada Conservancy

Plastic pollution in the world’s oceans has been publicized widely; we’ve heard about the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch.” Lesser known is the prevalence of microplastics in freshwater systems, which are conduits from land to the sea.  Dr. Sherri Mason (Sustainability Coordinator at Penn State Erie and plastic pollution researcher) will present an overview of what plastic is, its proliferation in our society, and its emergence as one of the most prominent environmental pollutants.  Join us for this virtual education program!

Check back in January for registration and program link information.

April 8, 2021 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Contact: Manada Conservancy office@manada.org 717-566-4122

Native Plants in Your Landscape

Manada Conservancy

Join us for a panel discussion about the benefits of incorporating native plants into your landscape, and how to get started. This will be a virtual program. Check back in March 2021 for more details and to register for the program link.

April 25, 2021 8:00am - 3:00pm

Ironmaster’s Challenge Trail Running Event – 50k & 15/20k

For 10 years, participants have been enjoying this springtime adventure challenge in two separate events, a 50k and 15k, both culminating in a finish-line picnic celebration at the Ironmaster’s Mansion at Pine Grove Furnace State Park, the famed halfway point along the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. We cannot wait to offer another fun and satisfying day —  you will experience the same rock scrambles, grueling ascents, ridgeline vistas, spring wildflowers, rushing streams and lakesides, and epic single track trails through Michaux State Forest.