The May Chapter meeting will feature Sarah N. Whitney who will discuss aquatic invasive species. Aquatic invasive species are species found outside their natural geographic range that cause ecological or economic harm, or harm to human health. Aquatic invasive species can be spread by human activities, such as boating, angling, and water gardening, to name a few. Preventing the introduction and spread of AIS should be a top priority in Pennsylvania as the state has more than 84,000 miles of streams, 77 miles of Great Lakes shoreline and many inland lakes, and shares five major watersheds with other states and Canada. In this talk, PASG’s Sarah Whitney will present information about AIS of concern in Pennsylvania and highlight the steps boaters, anglers, and others can take to prevent the introduction and spread of AIS.
WHEN: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 7:00 pm
WHERE: Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road — Bartonsville (Stroudsburg), PA 18360
NOTE: The Bridge on Rim Rock Drive near Route 611 is under construction and the road is closed. The KCEEC is inaccessible from Rte. 611. Access from Business Route 209 or other alternate route is needed.
GPS Coordinates for KCEEC – Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center:
Longitude (West) – 750 17’ 48.552”
Latitude (North) 400 59’ 21.1164”
(Exit 302 I-80West or 302B I-80 East)
* Make a left onto Route 611N
* Make a left onto Rim Rock Road at second traffic light
* Follow for 0.4 mile, bear right onto N. Easton-Belmont Pike
* Follow 0.2 mile, then bear right onto Running Valley Road
* MCCD/KCEEC will be 0.7 mile on left.