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Apple-Tree Pruning

Enjoy an outdoor session on proper pruning. Salt Springs State Park, Silver Creek Road, off Route 29, Franklin Forks. $15. 967-7275.

Signs of Spring: Wood Frog Trail Hike

Location:  Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums

Location Phone:  570-403-2006

Description:  Time to get outside and catch up with life in the park as it shakes off the last bit of winter! Amphibians and spring wildflowers are only a few of the many signs of spring you may find. Join Nescopeck State Park for an easy 1 mile walk on the Wood Frog Loop Trail. Meet at the Wood Frog Trailhead along Honey Hole Road. Registration is necessary by calling the park office.

Volunteer Day – Spring Cleaning

Help clean up after winter and prepare for the spring. Refreshments provided.  http://peec.org/

Munch & Learn: What is Community Supported Agriculture and Why You Should Care!

Where: The Lands at Hillside Farms Education Center, Shavertown(get directions)

Description: Supported Agriculture is Community “Owned” Agriculture. Learn about the health, environmental and economic benefits of local organic farming. Think sustainability! This presentation and discussion will be led by Deb Shoval, founder and project director of Fertile Grounds, a multi-acre CSA located in Noxen. The evening includes samples of early spring salad and Hillside ice cream!

Admission is free but a RSVP is needed to hold your spot. Please send an e-mail to suzanne@hillsid​efarms.org. Be sure to include your name and number attending.

Spirit Trail Hike

Join Naturalist Robin Tracey on the “Spirit of Tuscarora Trail” from 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 @ Tuscarora State Park. The trail is 4 miles in length and moderate in difficulty. This trail will take you through many diverse habitats and meanders along the pristine Locust Creek. Enjoy the beautiful views of the lake and the newly emerging spring wildflowers. Dogs are welcome, but must be leashed and get along with other pets and people. Please meet at the upper beach parking lot. Contact Robin at (570) 467-2506 for further information. Shine only.

Spring Waterfall Tour

The melting snow and spring rains have raised the water level. Join Pocono Environmental Education Center and travel to some truly magnificent waterfalls. Dress in warm layers, wear sturdy footwear, and bring a camera. The cost for the tour is $20 per person. The Spring Waterfall Tour will be held from 1-3pm. Pre-registration is required.

Tumblin’ Timberdoodles

Location: Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums

Location Phone: 570-403-2006

Description: Every spring, the elusive American woodcock returns to the park to perform what Aldo Leopold referred to as the “Sky Dance”. Don’t miss seeing- and hearing – this incredible game bird take to the sky in its annual courtship ritual. Fortunately this happens right near the main parking lot, making this a program that folks of all ages can attend and enjoy. Program takes place both inside and outdoors. Registration is necessary by calling the Nescopeck State Park Office at 570-403-2006.

National Park Week at Steamtown NHS

National Park Week, Fee Free Week at Steamtown National Historic Site, April 21-29, 2012. Ticket price: FEE FREE WEEK. America’s Best Idea – the national parks gets even better with several fee-free days at more than 100 national parks that usually charge entrance fees. Steamtown NHS will participate by waiving the daily Entrance Fee (only) on these dates.

The Mountain is Calling

Location:  Big Pocono State Park – Parking Lot 2, c/o Tobyhanna, Camelback Rd, Tannersville

Location Phone:  570-894-8336

Description:  Join Friends of Big Pocono Volunteer Karen Layton for a 2 hour easy-to-moderate hike at Big Pocono. Walk on some of the trails and along Rim Road to look for signs of spring. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring bottled water and a snack. Meet at Parking Lot #2. This FREE program is for ages 12 and older, but registration is required. Donations are accepted and go to the Friends of Big Pocono State Park for future educational programming. Rain cancels.

More Info:  http://friendsofbigpocono.org

[Click Here To Register For The Mountain is Calling – 20 Openings Available]

Trail Day Cleanup

Salt Springs State Park 2305 Salt Springs Rd., Franklin Forks

Walk the trails, clear away brush, and pick up trash. It takes volunteers to keep Salt Springs clean. Food, beverages provided. Those who register will also get a T-shirt. Call 570-967-7275 or e-mail info@friendsofsaltspringspark.org to register.