July, 2018
Big News on the Homefront & Lots of Great Events at PHLT in July to be a part of ~ Join us!
We are so pleased and excited to announce our new Officers for
Pocono Heritage Land Trust, they are:
Zech Strauser, PHLT President
Kathleen Flynn, PHLT Vice President
Jill Thatcher, Tresurer
Mary Ellen Higgins, Secretary
Louise Troutman, Executive Director
We all owe a debt of gratitude to Scott Miller for his years of service as President of PHLT and to Linda Snyder for her service as our Vice President. Thank you both for all you have done and for your contribution to the betterment of our environment.
Stars & S'mores!
at Jonas Mountain Nature Preserve, Tuesday, July 10th
Join local astronomer Rich Grebb for a night under the stars. This astronomy program will include telescopic views of the planet  Saturn its rings! Venus will be visible before setting as well as  Jupiter & its moons!
Hot Dogs & S'mores at 8pm ~ FREE Event, Donations Greatly Appreciated ~ Space Limited so Register Early! Learn More
ALBATROSS ~ Special Showing by PHLT
1 Day ONLY ~ FREE!
Sunday, July 22nd 7pm, doors open at 6:30pm
at Pocono Cinema
The documentary Albatross, by Chris Jordan shows how we need to reconnect to nature to overcome our plastic culture.
"What a beautiful and profound film. Stunningly beautiful. Haunting. Gorgeous."
This is an incredible piece of art, and an important message to all humanity about #plasticpollution
Canoe, Camp & Cuisine on the Delaware River!
July 28th-29th
Gourmet Meal Included
Saturday Night!
Come and enjoy the Wild & Scenic Delaware River with Pocono Heritage Land Trust volunteers on a two-day paddling experience in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area!
Sign up soon, the trip will be limited to 40 people!
Upcoming August / September / October Events:
The 2018 PHLT Natural Places and Open Spaces (NP&OS) Walk series continues with another naturalist led walk and talks:

Saturday, August 18th
Of Stone, Iron and Fire – Exploring the Stonecrusher Woods

Sunday, September 30 at 1:00 – Exploring the Brodhead Creek from Where the Brodhead Doubles at Stites Mountain to the Leavitt Branch Headwaters

Sunday, October 21 at 1:00 – Fernridge Trail and Weiss Woods at TNC’s Tannersville Cranberry Bog
Update on Brodhead Creek Heritage Center (BCHC) ~ This beautiful building will soon be home to the Brodhead Watershed Association and Pocono Heritage Land Trust and be an educational resource for the community. Inside the building will be office space for both organizations, fly fishing museum, and exhibits for kids. The heritage center sits on 40 acres of open space and this land will be used for outdoor education and recreation. Watch the video!
Grand Opening Celebrated Glen Run Nature Preserve

This Preserve has nearly 5 miles of trails that can be enjoyed by hiking, walking, running, and mountain biking. There is some climbing but overall the trails are great for beginners, intermediate, and expert runners and bike riders. The experts will find the hills challenging and stimulating. The trails start from the main trail head off of Route 191. The preserve has plenty of native plants and wildlife for all to view and appreciate. Future plans include installing bird observation stations and nature-play areas for children.
Protecting land protects clean water.

Everywhere you turn in Monroe County, you cross another stream. No wonder: We are fortunate to have 1,690 miles of streams in the county. Water quality is maintained through state regulation, local land use choices, and by landowners who care for their land and streams. Pocono Heritage Land Trust was pleased to participate with many partner organizations to produce this "Plan for Clean Water", please visit: PlanForCleanWater.org
2018 BioBlitz Results are IN!

A total of 996 Species were found at this year's BioBlitz held at PHLT's Glen Run Nature Preserve in June ~ More photos here...
Join Our Meetup.com Group Here!
7 Nature Preserves Always FREE
Open Dawn ~ Dusk Everyday!!!!