Archive for April, 2013

Volunteer opportunity April 27th at Moon Lake and Seven Tubs

Luzerne County, in partnership with the Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania and PennDOT, is offering two volunteer opportunities on Saturday, April 27 from 8-11am: Moon Lake Park in Hunlock Creek and Seven Tubs Nature Area in Plains.

The goal of the Luzerne County Cleanup is to gather 50 volunteers for each volunteer site.  At Seven Tubs volunteers will clear up litter that has collected over the winter.  At Moon Lake volunteers will rake leaves, pick up branches, and gather up loose brush.  PennDOT will provide work gloves, bags, and vests, but members of the community will provide the manpower and bring personal lawn tools they feel may be useful. (rake, saws, chipper/splitter, shredder, etc.)

Volunteers will meet at 8am rain or shine at each park.  The meeting place at Moon Lake will be the park office; Seven Tubs volunteers will meet near the trail head at the end of the paved access road. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.  Refreshments will be provided by the Pennsylvania Environmental Council.  Thank you for lending a hand to keep your county parks clean!

Interested volunteers can email Councilman Harry Haas at

Seven Tubs is located South of East Mountain Inn off 115.

Moon Lake is located off 29, Hunlocks Creek.

Take US 11 South to West Nanticoke, Turn right onto 29 N/S Mill St , Continue to follow 29N, Turn right on White Oaks Drive, Slight left onto Antherton Dr. to Moon Lake.

Thank You,



Palmira Miller

Program Coordinator
Pennsylvania Environmental Council
175 Main Street

Luzerne, PA 18709
(C) 570-592-7876 (P) 570-718-6507 (F) 570-718-6508


The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) protects and restores the natural and built environments through innovation, collaboration, education and advocacy. PEC believes in the value of partnerships with the private sector, government, communities and individuals to improve the quality of life for all Pennsylvanians.

The focus of the Northeast Office is to promote the Council’s work in our community.

The Northeast Office serves a sixteen county area including Bradford, Carbon, Columbia, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Pike, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Schuylkill, Wayne, and  Wyoming Counties.

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It Was a Cold and Windy Day, In Bright & Cheerful Downtown Shickshinny!

The 6th Annual Susquehanna Warrior Trail 5K Race/Walk

Shickshinny Forward was out in full-support of the 6th Annual Susquehanna Warrior Trail 5K Race/Walk, with two race participants and several members staffing the Shickshinny Forward stand.

Some of the finish line stats help tell the story of what this great race does for the community.  Daniel Pszeniczny of Benton finished first with a speedy 18:08 minutes.  An 11-year-old boy from Berwick came in 6th place out of a record 331 participants.  The first Shickshinny resident to cross the line was 23-year-old Luke Shillington, who came in 20th place.  The Polish Falcons of neighboring Mocanaqua were well represented in show stopping hot pink and black T-shirts.  The most senior finishers were two 75-year-old gentlemen from Mahanoy and Wilkes-Barre.

In other words, this event inspires good health, brings the community together, draws in out-of-town support, and involves people of all ages.  In addition, it supports the core mission statement of Shickshinny Forward, which encourages the development of our River Town as a hub of recreation and community activity.

Thanks to SWTC for all of your hard work!

The Polish Falcons rockin’ out their new Team Shirts!

The Polish Falcons rockin’ out their new Team Shirts!

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