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Dear Joe
January begins our 2014 Nature Notebook theme of butterflies and moths. The Baltimore checkerspot shown above, is locally common in damp meadows. A limited supply of the 2014 Nature Notebook calendars are available at our center. The center is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed weekends and holidays). We hope to see you soon!

Eagle Day with Live Birds of Prey

Saturday, Jan. 25 | 1-4 p.m.

PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center


Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy, PPL, and other local organizations for a free afternoon of fun for the whole family. Enjoy a presentation with live birds of prey from Bill Streeter of Delaware Valley Raptor Center at 1:30 p.m., and other educational activities about eagles and more native birds.


Eagle Viewing Tours

PPL's eagle viewing tour buses are full, however there are still opportunities to enjoy eagle viewing with others. Visit for more eagle information and a complete list of tours.


Basic Boating Safety Courses

Saturday, May 17 | 9-4 p.m.

Saturday, June 7 | 9-4 p.m.

Saturday, July 12 | 9-4 p.m.

PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center

It's never too early to think about water safety! Get a jump on the boating season by registering for a Basic Boating Safety Course . All boaters born on or after Jan. 1, 1982 must have a Boating Safety Education Certificate to operate a boat greater than 25hp. ALL personal watercraft (PWC) operators, regardless of age, must have a certificate. Visit the events link at the bottom of the page for more information or PA Fish and Boat's website. To register for one of the courses at our center, call (570) 253-7001 or email
Cold Water Life Jacket Reminder
Don't forget that from Nov. 1 to April 30, you must "wear a Coast Guard approved Type I, II, III or V personal flotation device (PFD) while underway or at anchor on boats less than 16 feet in length or any canoe or kayak." This regulation was put into effect in 2012. This powerpoint from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission's PFD Information websit provides more information.
We want everyone to be safe enjoying your favorite outdoor activities. Consider the benefits of wearing a life jacket when walking on the ice and ice fishing, too!
Jenna Waye Have a safe and happy new year,

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Jenna Wayne


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