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Japanese knotweed, seen here flowering, is perhaps the most ubiquitous of the invasive species in the Upper Delaware region.
 

Funding available for invasives research

ARKVILLE, NY — In an effort to stop the spread of invasive species that threaten our region’s ecosystem, raise awareness about invasive species and encourage the public to participate in the study of invasives, the Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership (CRISP) is seeking projects to fund in 2018.


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Audubon trip to view woodcocks

YOUNGSVILLE, NY — There will be a  Sullivan Audubon Field Trip to see displaying woodcocks at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 14. They’re also known as timberdoodles, night partridges, big-eyes, bogsuckers, woodbats, and mudbats. Whatever you call them, come out and help spot them.

4-H Hosts youth vet science series

LIBERTY, NY — Youth with an interest in veterinary science, between the ages of 13 and 18, can engage in a hands-on veterinary science educational opportunity this spring. Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC) is offering a three-part 4-H Youth Development program series on Thursdays April 12, 19 and 26 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.


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This photograph of the stone arch bridge over Ten Mile River near Narrowsburg, NY has won the Delaware River Basin Commission’s winter 2018 photo contest.

Photo contest winner hails from Glen Spey

WEST TRENTON, NJ — The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) has announced that Martha Tully’s “Winter at the Stone Arch Bridge” was chosen as the winner of the commission’s Winter 2018 Photo Contest.  Twenty-three photographs were submitted by 14 individuals for the contest.

DEP internships available

REGION — The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is encouraging college students to apply for one of 17 summer internships at its offices in the Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountains. These paid internships are in fields related to science and engineering.


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Sugar Shack Scramble, orienteering

DINGMANS FERRY, PA — Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) will host Sugar Shack Scramble, a hike through the woods out to the Two Saps Sugar Shack, on Sunday, March 4 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. In addition to the hiking, you’ll enjoy hot cocoa and pancakes with fresh maple syrup. You can sign up for a 9 a.m. or 9:30 a.m. start time.

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