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July 2013 NewsFlash

FREE Screen on the Green Outdoor Film: The Lorax


Join us THIS Saturday,
July 6th for a
FREE Screen on the Green Outdoor Film:
The Lorax
Free children's craft activity:7pm
Film begins: 8:30pm

This Universal Studios animated film illustrates what the world might be like without trees.

Bring lawn chairs and blanket; picnics encouraged!
Rain or shine!

For more information: 570-296-9630

Watch the trailer here....

Discover the Forest...

Co-sponsored by the US Forest Service and the Grey Towers Heritage Association with funding from the Orange and Rockland Utilities Community Fund

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Grey Towers Hike Features Geology, Forests and History of Sawkill Gorge

A unique hike that will showcase the forests, geology and history of the Sawkill Gorge is planned for Saturday, July 13, at Grey Towers National Historic Site, 122 Old Owego Turnpike, Milford, PA. Reservations are required and group size is limited for this free, public hike.

The Sawkill Creek, whose flowing waters carved the narrow gorge, is bordered by a diverse and healthy biological community, which accounts for its exceptional water quality. It was a favorite fishing spot for eminent conservationist Gifford Pinchot, founder of the US Forest Service and two-term Governor of Pennsylvania, who could often be found in the section of the Sawkill that runs through his family’s lands at Grey Towers. In addition to information about the forests and geology of the Gorge, participants also will hear some historic background, including how students from the Yale School of Forestry used it for recreating in the early 1900s.

Because of the popularity of this program, there are two planned departure times, 11 am and 1:30 pm. Reservations are required; group size is limited to 20. Call 570-296-9625 to register and indicate which hike you will be joining. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for sun and tick protection. The hikes will be held rain or shine.

Grey Towers, ancestral home of the Pinchot family, is managed by the US Forest Service with numerous partners. It is an active conservation, education and leadership development center that offers interpretive tours and special programs that continue the family’s conservation legacy.

For more information about other Grey Towers programs, including tours of the mansion and gardens, contact Grey Towers at 570-296-9630 or send an email to greytowers@fs.fed.us. Calendars of events, tour schedules and fees and other information can be found on-line at www.greytowers.org or www.fs.fed.us/gt .


In This Newsletter


Upcoming Chamber Events

Celebrate Independence Day, Honor an American Hero all at “Vetstock”

FREE Screen on the Green Outdoor Film: The Lorax

Malibu Dude Ranch in July Championship Rodeo 2013

Independence Day Vendor Fair & Fireworks Event to Bring Together Matamoras Community

The 2nd Annual Purse-A-Palooza: Purses, Paintings, (and Baskets)-A-Plenty!

The ARTery JULY Featured Artists: Debbie Gioello & Carol Margreither Mainardi

Tricky Tray Fundraiser for Pike County Advanced Life Support

“Learn To Kayak” offered at Kittatinny Canoes

Pike County Arts and Crafts 63rd Annual Members Exhibit

Pike County Choral Society to perform ‘Christmas in July/Messiah Singalong’ July 21 in Milford, Pa.

Flamenco Trio Will Perform Music and Dance in Milford and Hawley, PA

Lacawac Sanctuary July Events

Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) July Events – 2013

Rodgers Olver Polley, Inc earns President’s Award from Safeco Insurance for excellent performance

The Dime Bank’s 2013 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

UNITED WAY OF PIKE COUNTY RECEIVES PARTNERSHIP AWARD

Fundraiser for Devereux Pocono & Discount for You at Camelbeach!

Donations Keep Kittatinny Point Open This Summer

Local Artist Chosen for Bon Secours Hospital Triage Decor

Paper Plate BBQ

Pocono Health System Appoints New Board Officers

WMH Auxiliary Awards Nursing Scholarships

Pocono Health Foundation Awards Over $70,000 in Community Grants and Scholarships


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