• LHV's non-profit partner to support development efforts and to increase public awareness of the mission and goals of Lackawanna Heritage Valley.

Find the Right Program For You

The LHV has a full schedule of events throughout the year. The list of ways to help is always growing. After you submit your information, LHV will contact you to learn more about your interests and to answer your questions.

Ambassadors in Action

Do you love the region, its trails, and the great outdoors? Joining Ambassadors in Action is a wonderful way to use your talents, to develop skills, to meet new people, and to give back to the community.The Lackawanna Heritage Valley National and State Heritage Area (LHV) and Heritage Valley Partners (HVP) invite you to join “Ambassadors in Action,” the Heritage Valley's hands-on volunteer corps! Under the sponsorship of HVP volunteers are needed to help with trail clean-ups, heritage events, office support, and more! There are opportunities for everyone.

Heritage Ambassadors

LHVA Heritage Ambassadors

Created by LHVA in conjunction with its heritage partners, this one-day rolling classroom takes guests to key heritage sites in the Lackawanna Valley to educate, enlighten, and create a sense of pride and excitement about the area. Stops include: the Electric City Trolley Station & Museum, Steamtown National Historic Site, Scranton's Courthouse Square, the Scranton Cultural Center, the Lackawanna Historical Society, Nay Aug Park, the Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour, the Everhart Museum, and the Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum.

Downtown Scranton Walking Guide

LHVA-Downtown Scranton Walking Tours

Architecture tells the story of Scranton's heyday, a story that has become part of the city's 21st century revitalization. Scranton today is a bustling commercial and cultural destination. Scranton's revitalization embraces the past and the future. Come join us and see for yourself!

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NEPA Trails Forum

The Northeastern Pennsylvania (NEPA) Trails Forum is a loose alliance of organizations, government entities, and individuals who are involved with trail development in the region. These include recreational, mountain biking, snowmobile, park, municipal, and water trails, on both public and private lands.

The Trails Forum focuses on addressing issues in the trail building community. Representatives from trail user groups, municipalities and government agencies, civic organizations, professional firms, trail managers, and interested individuals attended the events to meet fellow trail groups, learn more about projects in the region, and share ideas and best practices. The Trails Forum meets on a quarterly basis.

NEPA Trails Forum Planning Committee

April Hannon, PennDOT District 4-0
Richard Cochrane, Anthracite Scenic Trails Association
Christine Dettore, Regional Advisor
Stephanie Milewski, North Pocono Trails Association
Janet Sweeney, Pennsylvania Environmental Council
Owen Worozbyt, Lackawanna Heritage Valley

Previous Meeting Locations

Pocono Environmental Education Center
Wilkes University
Thornhurst Township
Vosberg Neck State Park
Pittston Memorial Library
Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center
Lacawac Sanctuary
Lehigh Gap Nature Center
Lackawanna Heritage Valley (Annual Spring Symposium 2014 ,2015, 2016, 2017)
North Pocono Trails Association - February 2017
Greater Hazleton Rails to Trails - November 2016
Susquehanna Warrior Trail - August 2016
Bear Creek Preserve, National Lands Trust - February 2016
Back Mountain Trail - November 2015
North Branch Land Trust - August 2015
D&H Rail Trail - February 2015
Trolley Trail - October 2014
City of Pittston - August 2014