Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Bernie McGurl: Overview Of Lackawanna River Watershed Conservation Corps Nov. 14

The Archbald Historic Society will host Bernie McGurl, Executive Director of the Lackawanna River Conservation Association at its meeting on November 14 to give a presentation on the Lackawanna River Watershed Conservation Corps.
The meeting will be held at the Archbald Borough Building, Church Street in Lackawanna County starting at 7:00 p.m.
McGurl’s presentation is part of the Lackawanna Watershed Connections series focused on providing information to local residents and community organizations about the Lackawanna River, its 350 square mile watershed and a new LRCA program, the Lackawanna River Watershed Conservation Corps.”
The presentation consists of a slide show with historic and contemporary photographs from around the Lackawanna Watershed that looks at the impacts, good and bad of human activities on water resources.
It provides a focus on the work of the LRCA to encourage all watershed stakeholders to reach out and collaborate on activities that protect and restore our river and its watershed resources.
The LRCA encourages local residents to develop a “Shared Sense of Place” about the Lackawanna Watershed.
This involves learning about the watershed, understanding how it functions, how human activities have damaged it and how we can work together to protect and conserve the undamaged aspects of the watershed and work to restore the damaged areas and prevent further damages in the future.
The Corps is part of the LRCA’s Strategic Plan to involve residents from all parts of the watershed in Lackawanna, Luzerne, Wayne and Susquehanna counties.
The Conservation Corps Program is funded through a grant from the Scranton Area Community Foundation.
Learn more abou the Corps Program by contacting LRCA at 570-347-6322.
For more information on programs, initiatives and upcoming events, visit the Lackawanna River Conservation Association website.

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