April 2020 NewsFlash

How Your Backyard Activities Affect Your Lake Free Workshop Series

(Pike County, PA)—To help residents keep local lakes and ponds clean, Pike County Conservation District is hosting a free three-part workshop series titled “How Your Backyard Activities Affect Your Lake.”
The first workshop in the series is “Ways to Help Your Lake Stay Healthy,” which is scheduled for Tuesday, May 19th, 2020. All workshops will be from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., at the Lackawaxen Township Building, 169 Urban Road, Hawley, PA 18428. Complimentary coffee and donuts will be provided, and each event will include a raffle.
This workshop will begin with an interactive activity, led by Watershed Specialist Rachel Posavetz, to illustrate how our individual actions contribute to the quality of our local waterways. Senior Resource Conservationist Ellen Enslin will then discuss the Conservation District’s services, which help to protect water quality.
The second workshop “Homeowner Tips to Protect Clean Water,” will be held on June 23rd, 2020. The workshop will include practical how-to’s for protecting water quality in and around your own home. There will be an interactive demonstration of the how non-point source pollution enters our watershed and ways to prevent it. Natural Resource Conservationist Marianna Quartararo will show how to create a Watershed Friendly Garden.
The last workshop in the series, “Getting to Know Your Drinking Water,” will be August 25th, 2020. Watershed Specialist Rachel Posavetz will be back with a three dimensional model of our underground drinking water sources and information about protecting this vital resource. There will also be information available about testing your own drinking water and what those tests can tell you.
To learn more and register for any of these workshops, visit the Events page at Reservations for “Ways to Help Your Lake Stay Healthy” are requested by Monday, May 15th. For more information, please contact or 570-226-8220.

PHOTO ID: Pike County Conservation District Watershed Specialist Rachel Posavetz, left, and Senior Resource Conservationist Ellen Enslin will lead the free “Ways to Help Your Lake Stay Healthy” workshop on May 19 at the Dingman Township Fire Hall.

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