Walk Details:
Time - 1:00 to 5:00 including carpool travel time to information walk sites and return to FNP

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Meeting Location - ForEvergreen Nature Preserve (FNP) on Cherry Lane Road near Analomink
Address: 1539 Cherry Lane Rd, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/X1LzyGF76Tq

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Cost - FREE with donations accepted to Pocono Heritage Land Trust’s Preserve Stewardship Fund

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Travel - Carpooling will be done from the main meeting/parking area at FNP to several walk sites of interest including the Brodhead Forest and Stream Association at Stites Mountain Inn, Confluence Pool and Picnic Pool Stream Work Sites and the Monroe County Levitt Branch Conservation Area

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Terrain/Difficulty - Walk will be completely outdoors in natural settings, both on and off trail, on mostly level streamside flood plain terrain with gentle uphill slopes in some areas

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Attire - Participants should be prepared to walk outdoors for extended periods of time, appropriate trail foot wear and comfortable outdoor, all weather clothing recommended

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Walk Description/Background
How well do you know the Brodhead Creek, a fabled Monroe County watercourse where Fly Fishing began in America? A destination of choice for more than two centuries for not only Flyfishermen and Outdoor Enthusiasts, but Dignitaries and Celebrities alike and millions of visitors seeking refuge in nature and a respite from the human urban and suburban landscapes that surround our Poconos.

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Join this PHLT sponsored walk with local naturalist, educator and PHLT volunteer, Don Miller, to explore several areas of natural history interest and conservation work on the Brodhead and learn more about this fabled waterway and why many groups both public and private are invested in helping protect, manage and monitor this wild, watery gem and the watershed that gives it life.

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Walk participants will be introduced to several non-public stretches of the Brodhead Creek upstream of the Confluence Pool near Analomink where the Paradise and upper Brodhead Creek tributaries merge to form the main stem of the Brodhead Creek – where the Brodhead DOUBLES. Following the infamous Flood of ’55 in Monroe County, the Brodhead Creek became a more managed stream system with flood control measures and structures that were put in place to “prevent a repeat of this unfortunate act of nature”. However on a vibrant dynamic planet nature does not cause destruction, nature alters landscapes and reshapes our planet Earth daily. It is when humans also alter the landscapes without regard for the forces and processes of nature that conflicts and calamities occur.

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On this walk we will be exploring both the Brodhead’s early autumn beauty and some of the efforts made to minimize and mediate human alterations and will highlight the need to protect and monitor watersheds to balance impacts of human activity on both natural and human altered landscapes.
We will explore the Brodhead Creek from the recently protected ForEvergreen Nature Preserve and home of the new Brodhead Creek Heritage Center upstream to the massive Leavitt Branch Flood Control “Dry Dam”. With a stop and walk at the old historic Stites Mountain Inn, home of the Brodhead Forest and Stream Association (BF&SA) to view the Confluence Pool and stream/trout habitat improvement projects done on both the upper Brodhead and Paradise branches by BF&SA.

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Walk-n-Talk on the Brodhead Creek, the birthplace of flyfishing in America with naturalist / educator, Don Miller, Founder of Pocono Heritage Land Trust!

Meet at Brodhead Creek Heritage Center, ForEvergreen Nature Preserve |  Sun, September 30, 2018,  1:00pm - 5:00pm 

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Cancellation policy:

Events may be cancelled due to inclement weather or low registration. In that case, we will make every effort to update our website and contact registrants, and we will offer refunds of paid registrations for cancelled programs. Thank you for helping us in our land conservation work to inspire people to care for, enjoy, and explore their natural world.

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