Environmental Advisory Council
Calendar ~ Events of Interest


August

8   EAC Monthly Meeting - Cancelled due to lack of business.

9   Moonlight Walk - 9:00 pm at Peace Valley Nature Center, 170 Chapman Rd., Doylestown. Join us as we travel the trails in the moonlight. Free.

17   Bird ID Hike - 6:00 pm at Covered Bridge Park 2465 Wehr Mill Rd, Allentown. Covered Bridge Park is filled with the sounds of songbirds who have migrated from the south. Join our expert birder to uncover birding basics. We’ll supply binoculars, bird books, and cold drinks. Meet at Pavilion #1.  $5.00 fee. Registration and details. 

19   National Honeybee Day - 11:00 am - 4:00 pm at Pool Wildlife Sanctuary, 3701 Orchid Place, Emmaus.   National Honey Bee Day is an awareness day started by beekeepers in the United States to build community awareness of the bee industry. Wildlands Conservancy joins the Lehigh Valley Beekeepers to present this incredible  experience devoted entirely to the over-achieving honeybee! View bees busily conducting business in our observation hive, watch a honey extraction, meet the PA Honey Queen and much, much more. Some bee products will be available for purchase. Free but regristration is required.  Registration and details.

25  Family Night Insect Investigation -  6:30 - 8:00 pm at Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center, 400 Belfast Rd, Nazareth.  Romp through the wildflower fields in search of insects! Observe their different adaptations and life stages. Learn about what makes insects different from other arthropods. This program is best for children ages five and up. Equipment will be provided. Registration required. 

26  Raptor ID and Field Trip - 8:30 am - 12:00 pm. Raptor identification workshop at the Osprey House at Lehigh Gap Nature Center, 8844 Paint Mill Rd., Slatington, followed by a field trip to Bake Oven Knob in search of Bald Eagles and Ospreys. See their calendar of events for more information.

26  7th Annual Bethlehem VegFest - 11:00 am - 6:00 pm along the greenway in Southside Bethlehem. VegFest celebrates the growing vegan culture and sustainable living practices throughout Bethlehem and the Lehigh Valley. Our festival includes cooking demonstrations, renowned speakers, live music, as well as over 100 food, small business, and craft vendors from up and down the east coast. Get more details on their Facebook event page.

29  "A Modern Environmental History of Pennsylvania" - 7:00 pm at MAREA's August meeting held at TEK Park, 9999 Hamilton Boulevard, Breinigsville. As we ponder our environmental prospects, let's take a breath and pause for a fascinating and useful look back at environmental history, with renowned environmental historian, speaker and author Dr. Paul Rosier. History can help us understand change, and how the society we live in came to be. The past causes the present, and so the future. This is an excellent topic for many backgrounds and interests, and all are invited. Go to MAREA's website for more details.

September

3    Vulture Day - 2:00 - 3:00 pm at Peace Valley Nature Center, 170 Chapman Rd., Doylestown. Information, games, activities for all. A short hike to search for some of these misunderstood creatures. Free. 

6    Moonlight Walk - 9:00 pm at Peace Valley Nature Center, 170 Chapman Rd., Doylestown. Join us as we travel the trails at night. Free. 

9     Stuff the Truck - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at Lower Sacon Township municipal garage. Collecting building materials, appliances, hardware, housewares, tools, and gently used furniture for Restore for the benefit of Habitat for Humanity. See other details on the home page.

12   EAC Monthly Meeting - 7:00 pm at Lower Saucon Township Town Hall Building. Open to the public.  

22   South Mountain Equinox Night Hike - 7:00 - 8:00 pm presented by Wildlands Conservancy at South Mountain Preserve. An equinox occurs when the sun crosses the celestial equator – the imaginary line  in the sky above the Earth’s Equator – from north to south. In the Northern Hemisphere, the September equinox is known as the Autumnal Exquinox. Celebrate the sun’s passage with a pleasant hike through the woods of South Mountain Preserve. $5.00 fee. To learn more and register. 

23   Electronics Recycling - 9:00 am - Noon at the parking lot behind Heintzelman's Funeral Home in Hellertown. You must enter from 301 Front St. and the line will form heading north on Front street going toward Walnut St. Many items will be accepted free and other items will require a small fee. For a list of items and fees, please see the flyer for details.

23   16th Annual Migration Festival - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm at Lehigh Gap Nature Center, 8844 Paint Mill Rd., Slatington. Celebrate the ecology and culture of the Lehigh Gap and Kittatinny Ridge, and to experience the autumn bird and butterfly migration.  Events include: live reptile/amphibian, macroinvertebrate, raptor, and monarch butterfly programs, crafts for children, live music, guided nature walks and programs on the Lehigh Gap Wildlife Refuge, and field trip to the Bake Oven Knob Hawk Watch to observe migrating birds along the Kittatinny Ridge. Learn more about this free, family-friendly event.

26   “Solar Powered Water System at Centennial Secondary School – Mattru Jong, Sierra Leone Africa” - 7:00 pm at MAREA's September meeting held at TEK Park, 9999 Hamilton Boulevard, Breinigsville. Presented by Jim Butt, Engineers Without Borders, Lehigh Valley Valley Professional chapter. Go to MAREA's website for more details.