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Oct 15, 2016 - Tannersville Cranberry Bog Walk - Greenspace Committee sponsors Kettle Creek Environmental Center presentation.
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American Bald Eagle
(Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

Beaver
(Castor Canadensis)

River Otter
(Lutra Canadensis)

“Woody” Woodpecker
(Pileated Woodpecker)

Great Blue Heron
(Ardea herodias)

LITCPOA Board approved Goals and Objectives for the LITC Greenspace Committee
  The Greenspace path up to our Lookout Point observtion area has been beautified. This is a great spot to meditate or bring family and visitors. On a clear day you can see over 30 miles into the distance.

GREENSPACE PROGRAM SCHEDULE
2017 – 2018

July 15, 2017
Rattlesnakes 
Presentation by Kelly Raab who has been working with the New York State Environmental Protection Agency for more than 20 years.  He has recently been involved in research project which requires the capture and release of rattlesnakes.
10 am at the Club House

August 18, 2017  no fee to Greenspace – each individual pays
Tannersville Bog Walk – last year we did a walk in the afternoon in the fall.  This one will be just before sunset in the summer – different time of day and season.  Wear good walking or hiking shoes and bring tick and bug spray.
Meet at Tannersville Bog at 5pm.  Adults - $6 and children under 12 - $4

January 13, 2018
Bobcats 
10 am  Club House

 
LITC Volunteers
participate in Broadhead Watershed "Streamwatch". Charlie Schaffer, Ernest Henzi (pictured) and John Guthrie take monthly water samples at Leavitt Branch at Rt. 447 (upstream of bridge) and Middle Branch at Long Road and Rt 447.
Map of the Broadhead Creek Watershed - Upper Section
Broadhead Watershed Association Website

From the TOP

When new communities are developed today, local and state laws require that a certain amount of the space be devoted to greenspace – that is wooded or park like space which can be used by anyone in the community for recreational activities such as walking, hiking and observing wildlife.

Those spaces are also important to the sustenance of wildlife as development squeezes them into smaller and smaller territories, eventually leading to extinction or clashes with humans in which case, the humans always win.

We have an opportunity here at LITC to set aside and protect such spaces within our own boundaries and we don't have to do it alone. County conservation organizations and the Pocono Heritage Land Trust have made efforts to help other communities set aside such properties and we could do the same. The LITC Greenspace Committee will take on the task of working with such organizations to acquire wetlands and the lots of owners who have defaulted on dues and taxes. Those properties would become the property of the Association and be designated as Greenspace, never to be used for building, and only for conservation purposes within the community. Once properties are labeled as such, the taxes are negligible so that the cost to the community is minimal. We are looking for individuals who would be interested in serving on the Greenspace Committee.

If you have an interest, please contact Mary Henzi at 570-676-4919 or send an e-mail to emhenzi@ptd.net.

Mary Henzi, Chairperson
LITC Greenspace Committee