Lehigh Valley Group Executive Committee meets at 7:00 P.M. on the
second Wednesday of each month. This is where we do our strategic
planning and receive updates on current projects. All members are
welcome to attend. The meetings are held at the Unitarian Universalist
Church (usually in room 220), Center and Wall Sts., Bethlehem.
participants on Sierra Club outings are required to sign a standard
liability waiver. If you would like to read the liability waiver
before you chose to participate on an outing, please go to individual
liability waiver. Outing leaders, please download, print
out, and have all participants sign the sign-in
waiver sheet. We also suggest you print out and bring extra
copies of the individual
liability waiver sheets. The individual liability waiver covers
all events, so once an individual has signed this waiver, they do
not need to sign it again for other outings.
here to see reports of past programs and outings.
us on these outings chosen to connect nature lovers to local natural
areas. Come along and meet caring people with similar interests
and concerns. These outings could be the perfect cure for your cabin
Earth Day Events on the Bushkill Creek & Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center
April 19th, 9am-3pm:
The Sierra Club will team up with the Bushkill Stream Conservancy, DCNR/Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center,
and local universities and schools for the Great Pennsylvania cleanup. This event will be held locally in the Lower
Bushkill Creek watershed and at Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center. Join Naturalist Bill Sweeney for a
wildflower and natural history walk that will start at Jacobsburg’s Teaching Pavilion at 9am. A variety of stewardship
projects will begin at 11am at Jacobsburg in addition to organized ongoing stewardship events held through out the Bushkill
Creek Watershed. Projects will range from litter cleanups to invasive species removal and native plant restoration work.
Please bring your lunch, water, and work gloves. For information on lower Bushkill Creek litter cleanups please contact
Jim Moser at 610 258-3466 or to register for information on the Jacobsburg ecological restoration projects please call Bill Sweeney at 610 746-2808.
Please meet at the Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center at
9.45am. Participants will travel from Jacobsburg to the lower or
south parking lot next to Kitchen Creek off of State Route 116 west
of Wilkes-Barre. Please bring a bagged lunch, plenty to drink and
good hiking boots for this strenuous hike along steep terrain. To
register and for additional information contact Bill Sweeney at
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The Wonder of Wildflowers -- Delaware State Forest Thunder Swamp Trail system
Saturday May 3rd 1pm - 4pm
The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources manages a large wild area in Monroe and Pike counties
called the Delaware State Forest. The management of this state forest is guided under the multiple use system,
and here the user will find that natural resource and water quality protection are primary resource management goals.
We will hike approximately four total miles through ancient forest and beautiful arrays of spring wildflowers.
Meet at Jacobsburg’s Belfast rd parking lot at 11:45 am or drive directly to the site located off of snow Hill
rd in DSF / Pike county. Directions: Take route 33 north to route 209 north and stay on 209 north till
you merge with I-80 east. Go east on I –80 and exit at the route 209 Marshalls Creek exit.
Go north on 209 to the town of Marshalls Creek, turn right at light and almost immediately turn left at next
light and take right fork in road to follow route 402 north for approximately 10 miles before turning left on Snow Hill Rd.
Follow Snow Hill rd for approximately two miles and turn right into the trailhead parking lot.
.Call Bill Sweeney at 610 381-7588 to register or if you have any questions.
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Canoeing the Lower Lehigh Sierra Club & Wildlands Conservancy Lehigh River cleanup”
June 28th 8am-3pm
The lower Lehigh River provides a variety of habitat types for a great number of wild animals.
Its gentile waters provide a perfect opportunity for inexperienced paddlers to enjoy a high quality greenway close to home.
We will paddle from the Hope rd public boat launch to Turkey Island, and around Turkey Island and then down to Island park
and end with an excursion into the “gut” This stretch of the Lehigh River provides the perfect opportunity to see
and learn about a variety of brightly colored songbirds that have recently left their South and Central American
tropical jungles to breed here in the Lehigh valley. We should see large birds like hawks and herons as well as plenty
of Baltimore orioles, warblers, vireos and woodpeckers darting about high in the forest canopy. Learn about the unique cultural
and natural history that this local treasure has offered to each passing generation. Please bring plenty of water, sunscreen,
a lunch, binoculars and work gloves. This trip is free thanks to the generosity of the Wildlands Conservancy. Life jackets,
paddles, canoes, and trash bags will be provided to participants at no cost. Meet at the Hope rd public boat launch 8am.
Please call Bill Sweeney at (610) 746-2808 to register.
Updates Now Available
you can receive updates from the Lehigh Valley Group via e-mail.
These mails will provide information about important environmental
events in the Lehigh Valley, outings, programs, news from the group,
and actions you can take to support the local environment.
become a member of the Lehigh Valley e-mail alert list, click on
Be sure to add your name to the body of the mail.
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out our picture gallery
from past Sierra Club events. If you have photos of Sierra Club
events and want to share them with the group, please send them to
or call her at 215-679-0479.