News

December
4

NBLT Receives Grant to Protect Nescopeck Creek Headwaters

Good News!!! Because of your support of our conservation mission we have been awarded a DCNR grant to permanently protect 647 acres in Dennison Twp. The property adds to thousands of acres of protected lands in the area and helps protect the headwaters of Nescopeck Creek.

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Next Event

May
6

16th Annual Dinner & Auctions Scheduled for May 6, 2015

Our Annual Dinner fundraiser has become one of the most popular events in our region due to its fun atmosphere, incredible cuisine, spectacular silent and live auction items and the comradery of conservation minded friends. Don’t miss this amazing event and NBLT’s only major fundraiser of the year!

This year we are honoring Deb Shoval with our Community Stewardship Award for her foresight, planning, and wise use of our region’s natural resources in creating Fertile Grounds, a certified organic vegetable farm and CSA serving Luzerne & Lackawanna Counties.

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Naturalist's Notes

Conservation Subdivision = Better Land Use

Many of our planning methods and zoning codes are based on archaic land use guidelines that have not been updated for many, many years. Because of this, we are very inefficient in the way we develop our open space. These inefficiencies lead to burdensome expenses that the municipality often times cannot cope with. Conservation Subdivisions represent a better way to develop our land that can ultimately reduce municipal expenses.

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Conservation News

November
7

NBLT Receives Grant to Purchase Rail Bed for D&L Trail

Great News! NBLT has been awarded a state grant to purchase the old D&L railroad bed from Oliver Mills to the Seven Tubs Natural Area.

NBLT will work with the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor folks to get a trail built from Oliver Mills at Laurel Run into the Seven Tubs Nature Area.

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