Nescopeck State Park Announces January Programs

The following programs will be offered at Nescopeck State Park in January 2016. Register through our online calendar of events or by calling the park at 570-403-2006.

Friday, January 1

First Day Hike: Lake and Nescopeck Trails; 1 p. m.

Registration required by calling John Jakoby at 570-474-5884.

Start the new year out right! Join Conservation volunteer John Jakoby for this easy 3-mile hike that cruises through various habitats within the park and passes by the scenic Nescopeck Creek. Hiking boots and water are recommended. Nescopeck Trail is not suitable for strollers. Hike may be cancelled due to inclement weather.

Saturday, January 9

Guided Nature Hike; 9 a. m. Registration required.

Embrace the winter season with an easy 2-mile hike. If conditions allow, participants will have the option of hiking on snowshoes. Please dress accordingly, be sure to wear warm boots and bring water. Hike may be cancelled due to inclement weather.

Thursday, January 14

Hide-n’-Seekers Program for Preschoolers; 10 a. m.

Registration required.

Join us for a program to get preschoolers ages 3-5 out and learning about our natural world through stories, activites, and crafts. Weather permitting, we’ll go outside for part of the program, so children should be dressed accordingly.

Saturday, January 16 Owl Prowl; 6 p. m. Registration required.

Join us for a 2-part program to learn all about owls! An indoor session featuring live owls with our friends from the Carbon County Environmental Education Center will be paired with an outdoor walk led by Conservation Volunteers Dave Kruel and Jonathan DeBalko to listen for owls that might be calling. Interested participants should register (available spots go fast!) and dress appropriately for the temperatures with warm footwear and layers that include hats and gloves. While there is no charge for attending this program, we’re asking folks to consider bringing an item off CCEEC’s wish list to help them out as “admission” to the program. As a non-profit, licensed wildlife rehabilitation center, every donation, no matter the size, makes a big difference. Items in need are: baby blankets, paper towels, baby food in jars, quality dry kitten or puppy chow, rodent chow, small animal toys and treats, welding gloves, dishwashing gloves (size medium), nitrile gloves (size medium), large long handled nets, fresh fruits, vegetables, and nuts, 3M brand masking tape, and sisal(rope).

If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park or make inquiries through the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at 1-888-537-7294 (TTY). Bureau of State Parks Staff will gladly discuss how to accommodate your needs. With at least three days notice, interpreters for people who are deaf or hard of hearing are available for educational programs.

For more information on any of Pennsylvania’s 120 state parks visit DCNR website at www.dcnr. state.

pa. us (choose Find a Park) or call toll-free 888-PA-PARKS.