Lackawanna County Conservation District Receives Environment Education Grant

The Lackawanna County Conservation District received a $2,373 environmental education grant from The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to plant habitat gardens at Riverside East and Carbondale Area elementary schools. The students were involved in the design and planting phases of the project, which provided an opportunity for them to learn about local wildlife and the surrounding habitat. In Carbondale, high school students worked with the elementary youngsters on the project and J.S. Wright Excavating and Underground Utilities of Carbondale donated time and equipment for the venture. At Riverside East, students, parents and community volunteers worked on the garden project, and Rich Grzyboski Landscaping of Moosic donated mulch and top soil.

l-r, Cheryl Nolan, Lackawanna County Conservation District Water Shed Specialist; Patrick Durkin and Josh Scombordi, Carbondale Area students; Jerry Stiles, Lackawanna County Conservation District Manager; and Lackawanna County Commissioners Jim Wansacz, Patrick M. O’Malley, and Corey D. O’Brien.

Lange Memorial Scholarship Recipients

The Board of the Lackawanna County Conservation District Board of Directors recently (July 19) awarded the Nancy and William Lange Memorial scholarships to Emily Smith and Brittany Timinski of the North Pocono School District. Ms. Smith and Ms. Timinski are both enrolled at Wilkes University and they will be majoring in Environmental Engineering. L-r, Commissioner Jim Wansacz, Ms. Smith, Conservation District Manager Jerry Stiles, Ms. Timinski, and Conservation District Board Chairman Jay Clymer.

Rain Garden Workshop Announcement

The Lackawanna County Conservation District would like to invite you to a Rain Garden Workshop on May 9 th, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. at the district office 1300 Old Plank Rd., Mayfield.

Do you have standing water on your property that you would like to take advantage of? Does rain water run off your driveway into your yard? Would you like to learn how to enhance your curb appeal? If you answered yes to any of these questions, come join us! For more information or to register email Cheryl Nolan at or phone 281-9495.