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July 4, 1776 – Along the Banks of Pine Creek

It’s the Fourth of July and according to legend the Fair Play Men read a declaration of Independence on the Banks of Pine Creek under an elm tree on July 4, 1776 unaware that THE Declaration of Independence was being read and debated in Philadelphia, PA. The site where this event is reported to have taken place is now part of the Tiadaghton State Forest … Continue reading July 4, 1776 – Along the Banks of Pine Creek »

Underfoot: WOOD NETTLES

By Susan Sprout Hikers beware! Wood Nettles, Laportea canadensis, can cause painful contact dermatitis when touched or walked through. I’ve seen large patches of them growing along trails and roads popular with walkers, runners, and bikers. Don’t be fooled into testing the softness of their large, hairy leaves. It is an invitingly tall and handsome plant after all. But here’s what will happen if you brush … Continue reading Underfoot: WOOD NETTLES »

June 2022 Annual Membership Meeting – Election to Board of Directors and Update on Conservation Projects

NPC members gathered at Pier 87 along Loyalsock Creek on June 15, 2022 for the Annual Membership Meeting. The Nominating Committee recommended Dennis Ringling and Amie Penfield be elected to a first 3-year term. Both had been appointed to fill positions on the Board created when other Board members resigned from the Board. Jonathan Bastian and Jonathan Nichols are both completing 2 consecutive 3-year terms … Continue reading June 2022 Annual Membership Meeting – Election to Board of Directors and Update on Conservation Projects »

Adventurists and Bad Adventures Donate to Coal Creek Project

Paddle Happy West Branch was organized and orchestrated by Bad Adventures, a guiding service for paddling and hiking trips. The trip benefitted the Northcentral Pennsylvania Conservancy’s Coal Creek project with Bad Adventures matching donations made by the adventurists. NPC purchased 216 acres along Coal Creek in Blossburg Borough to provide access to the largest Abandoned Mine Drainage discharge in the Tioga River Watershed. A treatment … Continue reading Adventurists and Bad Adventures Donate to Coal Creek Project »

Underfoot: Spiderwort

By Susan Sprout You may think of Spiderwort as just a plain, old, garden plant. But, it has quite a story. Spiderwort, or Tradescantia virginiana, is a plant for all continents! It is native to the Americas from southern Canada to Northern Argentina and the West Indies and has become naturalized in regions of Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia. Its genus name Tradescantia was given to the plant … Continue reading Underfoot: Spiderwort »