Join Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC)  for a conversation on the various pathways for decarbonizing Pennsylvania’s electricity sector, and the costs and benefits associated with each. Internationally recognized speakers join local leaders and decision-makers in a thoughtful conversation.

Panel topics include nuclear power, renewable energy, energy efficiency, and carbon capture and storage.

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PRESS RELEASE                               January 11, 2017

For Immediate Release

Contact:

Bethany Keene

570-226-3164

bethany@delawarehighlands.org

 

Delaware Highlands Conservancy Currently

Accepting Scholarship Applications

Upper Delaware River Region, NY and PA – The Delaware Highlands Conservancy is currently accepting applications from eligible high school seniors for the “Delaware Highlands Conservancy/Yeaman Scholarship” and the “Vanessa Van Gorder Memorial Scholarship,” both in the amount of $1,000.

The Yeaman Scholarship has been given annually since 2004 to a student planning to pursue a field in environmental studies in college, in honor of the Conservancy’s founder, Barbara Yeaman. It is open to students in school districts bordering the Upper Delaware River in New York and Pennsylvania. These include Hancock Central, Deposit Central, Eldred, Monticello, and Sullivan West in NY, and Wallenpaupack Area, Honesdale, and Delaware Valley in PA.

In 2015, the Conservancy established a Memorial Scholarship in honor of Vanessa Joy Van Gorder, who tragically lost her life on December 26, 2014. A recent graduate from West Chester University with a degree in education, Vanessa was passionate about the outdoors and loved exploring the lakes, rivers, and forests of the Upper Delaware River Region with her friends and family. The Conservancy established this scholarship in Vanessa’s memory and to honor her dream of becoming an educator.

The scholarship is open to high school seniors pursuing a career in education or environmental stewardship, in school districts bordering the Upper Delaware River in Pennsylvania, including Wallenpaupack, Honesdale, or Delaware Valley.

For both scholarships, students at eligible districts should contact their guidance counselors for applications. Applications must be submitted through the school’s guidance counselor for transmittal to the Delaware Highlands Scholarship Committee by March 30, 2017. Recipients of the scholarship will be notified in May.

The Delaware Highlands Conservancy works in partnership with landowners and communities to protect the lands and waters, eagles and eagle habitat, sustainable local economies, and quality of life in the Upper Delaware River region. For more information on the Conservancy or to make a donation to the scholarship fund, visit www.DelawareHighlands.org or call 570-226-3164/845-583-1010.

 

 

Discover the NEW Habitat Room at the Wayne Conservation District Office, when the 3D mural is revealed!  This is an experience to be seen, touched and enjoyed by all! See the exquisite beauty of the four seasons in our region. Special points if you can spot the solar panels!

SEEDS Board Member (and former Chairperson) Kathy Dodge has given generously of her time and talents with fellow artist Helena Guindon to make this display unforgettable! Both artists will be present to talk about the project.

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Come Check It Out!

Date: January 13, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM  7:00 PM EST
Event Description:
Visit our NEW habitat room and take a journey through the seasons! Discover the native plants and animals throughout the hand painted mural! Meet the talented artists – Kathy Dodge and Helena Guindon.
Enjoy – Refreshments, Kid’s Crafts and Fun Activities
Location:
Park Street Complex
648 Park Street Honesdale
570-253-0930
Date/Time Information:
Friday, January 13th 4-7pm

YOU DID IT!!!!!

 

We would like to express sincere thanks for all the dues and donations we received during our year end fundraising campaign. We are very pleased to announce that you met our matching goal! Some funds are still coming in, and it is helping to reduce a manageable 2017 budget deficit. We can’t thank each and every one of you enough for the contributions that you made. Support from our community is critical to planning our programs and events, and especially planning our SEEDS future. A significant percentage of our operating costs needs to come from people just like you, as well as our local businesses. Many of our successful grant applications are based on being able to demonstrate consistent and significant support from our community. Thank you for making SEEDS a priority at this time of year.

 

 

 

 

SEEDS is very grateful to the support from our local business community. Without this support, we would not be able to continue and grow our organization. Please help us support the businesses who support SEEDS! Here is an entire list of businesses who donated to SEEDS this year (as of the printing of this article):

The Dime Bank

Honesdale National Bank

Wayne Bank

Woodloch Resort

Hamlin Dental Center

Top Notch

RE/MAX Wayne

Platform Industries

Vannie Williams CPA

Meagher Law

Mount Laurel Surgery Center

Nature’s Grace

Scarfalloto’s Towne House Diner

Turano Insurance

Beck, Gogolski, Poska & Company, Inc.

East Shore Lodging at Lake Wallenpaupack

 

Thank you to each of these businesses who are supporting sustainability in our region!