Pocono Creek Nature Preserve

Location & Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/cFYkTtFh8WN2

Additional parking location: https://goo.gl/maps/usUReSVPxP42

History

Old growth forest along the creek, great fishing area and hiking in the Poconos! Parking is at this location and at the old NCC building across the street. No hunting, furtaking, or trapping is allowed at this site. Fishing is allowed, but these are special regulations waters so artificial lure catch and release only. This property is part of a multi-phase project to restore the waters and bring trout back to Pocono Creek. Learn more here.

Acres:  6-acres

Trailhead Coordinates: 

41.03888, -75.30903

Difficulty:  Easy

Activities:  

    • Hiking

    • Fishing

What is a nurdle? A nurdle is a very small pellet of plastic that serves as raw material in the manufacture of plastic products. Unfortunately on March 31, 2018 a truck carrying 29,000 pounds of nurdles capsized off of Route 80 and spilled a portion of its content into the Pocono Creek Watershed. Thanks to the herculean efforts of Schlier’s Towing the bulk of the nurdles were removed at the source. Now we are going to try and capture as many of the escapees as possible. The clean-up will take place the George and Olive Learn Preserve, the Pocono Heritage Land Trust Pocono Creek Preserve and the TLC Park. We will be meeting at the former Northampton Community College site on Old Mill Road. Please bring aquarium nets, pool skimmers, dust pans, flat bladed shovels, rechargeable (dust buster) vacuums, and buckets. The event is rain or shine so dress for the elements and be prepared to get into the creek. Bring a reusable water bottle and insect repelent. For more information contact brodheadchapter@gmail.com. See you on Sunday April 15, 2017 from 1 PM to 4 PM at Former Northampton Community College, 205 Old Mill Rd, Tannersville, PA 18372 (41.038413, -75.309729).

Update on the #PlasticPollution Nurdle spill in 2018 in the Poconos at PHLT's Pocono Creek Nature Preserve:

"There is nothing to stop these pellets from floating all the way down the Delaware River. But...fish, ducks, other aquatic animals can nibble on [the plastic pellets] thinking it's food, their stomachs fill up on plastic pellets and they can starve to death," said Bob Heil, Executive Director BWA.