Fish and Boat Commision names new director

Fish and Boat Commision names new director

    A deputy environmental secretary has been tapped as the next executive director of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, where he served previously. Tim Schaeffer, deputy secretary for water programs at the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection,...
A sanctuary for hawks and hawk-watchers

A sanctuary for hawks and hawk-watchers

The winds of autumn carry birds of prey over Hawk Mountain. To get a look, takes a drive of less than an hour from Hazleton to Drehersville. Increase your chances of seeing a mass of birds by traveling on a day after a rain when a cold front is moving through....
Bird walk Sept. 1 at Lacawac

Bird walk Sept. 1 at Lacawac

Hikers can join experts from the Northeastern Pennsylvania Audubon Society on a hike through the Lacawac Sanctuary on Sept. 1 from 8 to 10 a.m. They will look for migrating birds passing through the sanctuary at 94 Sanctuary Road, Lake Ariel. Bring binoculars.
Beaches close at Tuscarora, Locust Lake

Beaches close at Tuscarora, Locust Lake

Beaches closed today at Locust Lake and Tuscarora state parks because high water left from recent rains could raise the bacteria levels. The beaches will remain closed until the water recedes and tests show acceptable test results. Meanwhile, workers have posted signs...