Maple Sugaring Fun


​Go take a hike!

The Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge is a National Wildlife Refuge in Monroe County, Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania’s Cherry Valley is rich in natural resources and wildlife diversity. Cherry Creek flows through southern Monroe County in northeastern Pennsylvania, flowing into the Delaware River.   .....Read more

The Aquashicola Pohopoco Watershed Conservation was organized in 2002.  Volunteers monitor several different sites for water quality, participate in stream clean-ups, roadside clean-ups, and share their knowledge and experience with others.  We normally meet 6 times a year at the Polk Township Municipal Building (in these Covid times we do a virtual meeting) where we get together to  plan educational and community events  to be held throughout the year, report on water quality and monitor for threats of pollution, engage in improvement plans such as planting riparian barriers to protect runoff into the streams,  and most of all -- enjoy time with other members who appreciate and value our watershed.  Check out the Newsletter for upcoming dates.  Better yet, subscribe to the newsletter so you can keep in touch with us and be updated with our latest events.

Spotted Lanternfly

Pretty ..... or Pretty Invasive!!

The spotted Lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula (White)  is an invasive pest threatening Pennsylvania's grapes, apples, stone fruits, and logging industry.  Monroe County is in the quarantine area and there have been multiple sightings of SLF in September, 2019.  Find out what you need to know!  Read more.....​​

Maple Sugaring 
Each year the Maple Sugar bush outside Marshall’s Creek, PA comes alive with the smell of boiling maple syrup, burning wood fires, and the sound of dripping maple sap as we experience another season of maple sugaring. Our Sugarbush, an area in the forest where maple trees are tapped to collect sap, will provide visitors with an opportunity to learn about the process and history of making maple syrup first-hand including hands-on instruction on tapping a tree. 

The season runs from mid-February to the end of March and programs are provided for groups, scouts, and the general public.

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Exceptional Value Stream

          ..... Why this is important to you!!

The Poconos region attracts millions of people to its scenic and natural beauty, as well as to its many local businesses. We are proud of the mutually beneficial relationship that has been built between business and the environment, a relationship that provides for good jobs and wholesome family recreation. But many of our clean, fishable streams are now being threatened by powerful business interests who would rather pollute them than invest in updated technology and engineering practices that would protect our streams. As local business owners, hunters, anglers, hikers, conservationists, and community members, we demand that our clean streams, which support a healthy economy, remain a priority for our community.

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