Environmental Resources

A sampling of resources from local environmental groups.

Countryside Conservancy
The Conservancy is dedicated to conserving lands and waters in and around the Tunkhannock Creek Watershed for the public benefit now and for the future. The Trolley trail is an important amenity in the Abingtons.

www.countrysideconservancy.org/

Keystone College Environmental Institute &  Willary Water Resource Center
The Center is dedicated to providing public education in water-related issues and fostering public involvement in watershed activities.
www.kceei.keystone.edu/

Lackawanna County Conservation District
LCCD serves the public as a clearinghouse for information, erosion & sedimentation control, watershed conservation, environmental education & public outreach. Many links and valuable information on this site
www.lccd.net/

Lackawanna River Corridor Association
The LRCA is a nonprofit, nonpolitical organization promoting the Lackawanna River through education, public involvement, consensus building, partnerships and hands on opportunities for young and old. Look for links to the North Pocono Watershed Coalition, the Lackawanna Valley Conservancy, and other environmental agencies and groups.

www.lrca.org

Lackawanna Valley Conservancy
The Lackawanna Valley Conservancy exists to promote the conservation of watershed lands, forest, wetlands, natural areas, historical, scenic, and recreational resources in the Lackawanna Valley.
www.lrca.org/lrca/main.aspx?pageid=129

National Park Service
www.nps.gov/heritageareas/

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources
Site has a wealth of important information about environmental, park, and conservation issues. www.dcnr.state.pa.us

Pennsylvania Environment Digest
An update on environmental issues in Pennsylvania with a free newsletter and search engine
www.paenvironmentdigest.com/newsletter/

Pennsylvania Environmental Council
The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) protects and restores the natural and built environments through innovation, collaboration, education and advocacy. PEC believes in the value of partnerships with the private sector, government, communities and individuals to improve the quality of life for all Pennsylvanians. www.pecpa.org/

Rail-Trail Council of Northeastern Pennsylvania
The Rail-Trail Council of Northeastern Pennsylvania began in 1991 to purchase local abandoned railbeds and convert them into usable multi-purpose trails. Site has many good links.
www.nepa-rail-trails.org/

Community Tool Box: Forty-Eight Ways to Make Things Happen
www.nps.gov/phso/rtcatoolbox