It's a joke I can only use once every four years, but “leaping forward” is a concept that we are always embracing at BWA.

Sometimes we grow our organization slowly, and other times we are ready to leap. We are leaping further into the digital realm by launching our new website. Same great name, but new, improved and easier to use: Renew your membership, see our upcoming events, get involved or simply get to know us better. 

We are also leaping into a fun fundraiser. Join us March 14 at Mountain View Vineyard, Winery & Brewery ; $1 of every draft beverage sold that day will go to BWA.

We are leaping into another training session on MS4 on March 16 to assist municipalities with their MS4 stormwater permits.

I have never seen a turtle leap, but you can leap over the ridge and into Cherry Valley to hear a fascinating discussion on turtles led by USFWS Manager (and biologist at heart) Mike Horne on Saturday.

I was always told to "look before you leap," and indeed BWA staff is looking into additional programs and projects for the future year to advance our mission of protecting water quality and quantity throughout our Pocono waters.