Nescopeck State Park Lists April Programs

The following programs will be held during April at Nescopeck State Park. For more information or to register, please call 570-403-2006.

Wednesday, April 17-Plant for Conservation: Trees Protect Water Quality; 6–8 p. m.

Join Vincent Catrone, an Urban Forester with the PSU Extension Office, to learn how planting trees can help improve water quality. This session will cover what native plantings work well in these areas and the benefits they provide local wildlife and the aquatic community. This workshop is sponsored by WREN and the Greater Hazleton Rail Trail organization who will be giving away trees seedlings and shelters as part of the program! Registration is required. Free.

Saturday, April 20-Fishing Tackle Loaner Day; 9 a. m.–12 p. m.

Kids under 16 can borrow a fishing pole for use at Lake Frances in the morning. A pole and limited tackle is supplied for free, but bringing your own bait is a must! An adult with a driver’s license is needed to sign out equipment. Poles may also be borrowed by those 16 & older but a valid PA fishing license with trout stamp would be required as Lake Frances is approved trout water. All PA Fish & Boat Commission rules and regulations apply! Poles offered on a first come, first served basis. Meet Staff at Lake Frances. Free.

Sunday April 21-Guided Bird Walk; 8 a. m.–10 a. m.

Join park volunteer Dave Kruel for a morning stroll to look and listen for birds! Wear comfortable shoes and bring binoculars. The park will also have limited pairs to borrow. Walk meets at the park office. Registration is required. Free.

Wednesday, April 24-Move It Outside Day Guided Hike; 6–7:30

p. m.

Join us in celebration of Move It

Outside Day for a leisurely 2-mile walk in the park. Wear sturdy shoes, bring water and a snack. This program is sponsored by Luzerne County’s Keystone Active Zone program. Be sure to bring your passport if you’re participating! Hike meets at the Park Office. Registration is required. Free.

Saturday, April 27-Spring Into Action Park Cleanup; 9 a. m.–12

p. m.

Our annual park cleanup has

arrived and help is needed with a variety of projects. Register your group so we can plan projects accordingly and be sure to specify if you’re bringing younger helpers such as scouts. Registration is required.

If you need 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.