Creek 5K

Saturday, August 12, 2017 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

ForEvergreen Nature Preserve, Pocono Heritage Land Trust, The Brodhead Watershed Association and Stroud Township appreciate your participation in the annual Creek 5K. Your support will enable the transformation of the former Evergreen Golf Course into the ForEvergreen Nature Preserve. Please register online in advance at Pre- registration opens June 25th and closes August 1st. 5K pre-registration is $20 or $15 for groups of 10 or more. Race day registration is $25. T-shirts are guaranteed to pre-registrants. Medals will be given to the top three males and females in the following age groups: 70+, 60-69, 50-59,35-49,20-34 and 13-19. Medals and gift given to top overall male and female.

These events have already occurred.

Moonlight Paddle
Sunday, July 9, 2017 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Paddle 6-miles down river on the scenic Delaware lit by the full moon. Life jackets are required for all paddlers. Complimentary glass of wine or craft beer and tapas are included.

Streamside Ecology 101

Sunday, August 20, 2017 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn what makes a healthy stream with topics on fish, bugs, stream stressors and more at the FREE event that is co-sponsored with the Pocono Heritage Land Trust. Participants will also head to the water for a streamside demonstration on electro-fishing.

Make sure to wear shoes that can get wet. The workshop is most appropriate for ages 12 and up.

Natural Places and Open Spaces with Don Miller

Saturday, September 23, 2017 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Ecotherapy Hikes are a way to connect with nature and allow yourself to relax and unwind, while exploring fauna and flora on a guided nature walk. You will learn about Pocono Heritage Land Trust and the environmental benefits we deliver by preserving the beautiful lands in the Poconos.

Walking approximately 1.5 miles on mixed terrain. Difficulty level is moderate. Hike will take place at Kurmes Paradise Creek Preserve on Devil’s Hole road.

The Life of a Trout Stream, with Don Baylor

Saturday, October 14, 2017 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

An Introduction to Trout Stream Ecology Join aquatic biologist, Don Baylor, to learn about the mysterious and miraculous lives of the organisms that form the food web in Pocono streams. Participants will learn about the following:

-The basis of the stream food web
-The amazing life strategies and life histories of aquatic invertebrates
-The stream continuum concept–longitudinal succession through the watershed
-Coldwater and and cool water fishes–dissolved oxygen and temperature
-Habitat requirements and stocked versus wild trout
-Stressors of the stream ecosystem and their effects
-Environmental monitoring–what the bugs and fish tell us

Winter Hike

Saturday, January 20, 2018 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

ForEvergreen Nature Preserve, East Stroudsburg Pennsylvania

Please note that the PHLT Cross Country Skiing Adventure will now be a Winter Hike led by local Naturalist and PHLT Board Member Don Miller. The Cross Country Skiing Adventure will be postponed for February 11th at ForEvergreen Nature Preserve.

Join us for a winter hike through the beautiful ForEvergreen Nature Preserve! Make sure to dress warmly, with a hat, gloves, scarf, and winter jacket.

PHLT Member Fall Foliage Hike

Saturday, October 28, 2017 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Lace up your hiking boots and join us to discover the beauty of the Delaware Water Gap from Mount Minsi. We will hike 5.1 miles on the AT and encounter some rocky/rough terrain and elevation gain of over 1,000 feet. Our hiking guides will lead us in two groups offering options for a faster paced hike and a slower paced hike. Please wear comfortable weather appropriate clothing, hat, sunglasses, hiking boots in good condition and bring a day pack containing plenty of drinking water, your lunch, insect repellent and sunscreen. We strongly recommend hiking/trek poles for this hike. Please arrive 15 minutes early for pre-hike talk. Happy Trails…

Shinrin-Yoku Walk and Yoga

November 12, 2017

April 15, 2018

Please join us for this guided walk to support well-being through sensory immersion in a naturally healing environment.

Shinrin-Yoku, also known as “Forest Bathing” originated in Japan to connect humans to natural health benefits with gentle walks. Studies in Japan have measured changes in immune markers and stress hormones in people who regularly walked in forests. A Forest Bathing trip involves visiting a forest for relaxation and recreation while breathing in volatile substances, called phytoncides (wood essential oils), which are antimicrobial volatile organic compounds derived from trees, such as a-Pinene and limonene. Incorporating Forest Bathing trips into a good lifestyle was first proposed in 1982 by the Forest
Agency of Japan. It has now become a recognized stress reducer and form ofrelaxation in Japan and gaining popularity in the United States. Walk is one mile followed by a gentle stretching yoga class in nature.

Holiday Hike

Sunday, December 3, 2017 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for a 3-mile guided hike on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 10:30am. Hike begins at the historic Castle Inn. This trek will feature mostly even terrain with some moderate elevation gain and loss. Guides will allow you to hike at a pace that is right for you. We will explore the Delaware River, Brodhead and Cherry Creeks, a beautiful hidden waterfall, the Appalachian Trail, Lake Lenape and the serene wooded forest. Please dress warm! We will finish our hike at the Castle Inn, just in time for the PHLT Holiday Fair. Enjoy refreshments, live music, holiday shopping at the unique and historic Castle Inn, door prizes, 50/50 holiday raffle, interactive kids fun station, PHLT information stations and more.

PHLT Holiday Fair

Sunday, December 3, 2017 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Live music, Refreshments, Holiday Hike, Door Prizes, 50/50 Raffle, Christmas Carolers, Information Stations, Interactive Kids Fun, Holiday Shopping, and more…

Enjoy the architecture of the historic Castle Inn built in 1906, with mosaic floors that welcome you to the Victorian Ice Cream Parlor and the Inn’s charming shops and galleries. 

Bike-N-Brew to Benefit PHLT Biking Trails at Glen Run Nature Preserve
Saturday, April 14
10:00am - 4:00 pm

New for this year's event, we will also be raising money to help complete the awesome new bike trails at Glen Run that are being developed by Pocono Bike Club and Pocono Heritage Land Trust. There will be raffle drawings for some great prizes, and a silent auction for some great outdoor gear and prizes donated from local businesses.
More info here!

Sunday, April 29, 2018 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Kurmes Nature Preserve near Mount Pocono

Want to learn more about Ravens, their habits and habitats and see them and their nest sites? Join well known local naturalist and Stewardship Volunteer, Don Miller for a Northern Raven exploration on the Kurmes Paradise Creek Preserve in Paradise Township... 

 We Appreciate Your Support of PHLT!!! 

PHLT Annual Meeting at Water Gap Country Club

Friday, May 4th, 2018 from 5pm-9pm


A 24 hour event

June 22-23 Friday 3pm-Saturday 3pm

A BioBlitz is designed to be part contest, part festival, part educational event and part scientific endeavor that will bring together scientists and the public, in a race against time to count the species of plants and animals that live on the preserve's 180 acres.

Grand Opening of Glen Run Nature Preserve

June 23 Saturday 4pm
Grand Opening GRNP:  Meet at 4pm at Glen Run Nature Preserve for RIBBON CUTTING and THANK YOU to Gary Olson and the ESSA Foundation Board!  A short hike or bike ride to follow Grand Opening on the new trails with Pocono Bike Club!  BYO Bike/Helmet

Location of BioBlitz: 40.971023, -75.171401  Location of GRNP: 40.96963, -75.19133