April 2013 NewsFlash

A Visit to the Lackawaxen Rain Garden

Ever wonder what a rain garden looks like? Ever wonder where to start? On Wednesday, April 17 at 10am, join the Pike County Conservation District staff and the Area Agency on Aging Lackawaxen Seniors when they check in on a rain garden that was installed last October at the Lackawaxen Fire Hall. Located next to the parking lot of the Senior Center at the Lackawaxen Fire Department, the rain garden filters out automobile fluids, sediment, and salts from the parking lot, allows the run-off to percolate through the soil and enter the groundwater clean and free of contaminants.

With the assistance of the Lackawaxen Township Supervisors and Road Crew, the Lackawaxen Seniors had the challenging job of choosing and installing flowers that thrive under the tough growing conditions of a rain garden in Lackawaxen. The native plants chosen are tolerant to a short growing season, hot and cold temperatures, road salt, drought and flooding. They also need to have some deer resistance, a height that doesn’t interfere with visibility when exiting the parking lot, beneficial traits for local wildlife such as birds and butterflies, and of course be beautiful to look at throughout the growing season. Black-eyed Susans, Scarlet and Lavender Bee Balm, and Blue Flag Iris should be emerging and getting ready to do their job purifying the run-off and beautifying the Senior Center entrance at the same time!

Plant a rain garden this spring in your own yard and help make a difference by protecting Pike County’s clean streams, precious rivers and healthy drinking water now and for future generations. Lackawaxen Seniors are doing their part by preserving our exceptional water resources and you can, too!

The Pike County Conservation District’s Watershed Specialist, Lori Colgan, will be on hand to explain how to install your own rain garden and all the benefits they provide. The garden is located at the Lackawaxen Fire Department at the corner of Lieutenant Corporal Jacob Beisel Road and Route 590 in Lackawaxen. We will meet at the parking lot on Beisel Road at 10am, Wednesday, April 17. If you have questions or would like to register, please call the Pike County Conservation District at 570-226-8220 or email Lori at

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Pike Chamber & Hotel Fauchere Hosting A Networking Garden Party!

Welcome New Members!

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Non-Employee Home-Based Businesses Can Join Pike Chamber for $99.00



6th annual Mind, Body,& Spirit Connection Expo

Pike County Arts and Crafts in Milford PA is pleased to announce the first First Sunday art demonstration of the 2013 season

BEAUTY and the BEAST Ad Contract

iCARE an Upper Delaware GLBT Center Education Initiative Premiers a Series of Workshops

Cancer Treatment - How to make informaed choices about standard care and clinical trials.

A Visit to the Lackawaxen Rain Garden

8K Run/Walk To Embrace Grey Towers’ History and trip to Gifford Pinchot's Birthplace

Kindred Spirits Arts Programs

PENNIES FROM HEAVEN Caleb’s Foundation, announce their Annual Fundraising Event

April Events – 2013 Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC)

A new series of Young Artists Workshops will be starting in April at the Artisan Exchange

Partnership Recreation Series Kicks Off By Michele Ulmer, Pike County Conservation District


Art + Craft Bazaar at the Upper Mill/Old Lumberyard

Do You Love to Play Softball or Baseball??

14th Annual Black Bear Film Festival

Help Wanted!

National Park Service Rescuers Receive Accreditation

PMC’s Hughes Cancer Center Named 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs

Pike County Bar Association 2013 Children's Champion Award Honorees

Wayne Memorial Hospital Lab Passes Stringent Accreditation Test

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