NEPA Scene Staff

McDade Park in Scranton celebrates 40th anniversary with county ceremony on July 30

McDade Park in Scranton celebrates 40th anniversary with county ceremony on July 30

From a press release: Recreational opportunities are plentiful in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Small neighborhood parks and playgrounds offer youngsters the opportunity to hone their sports skills, make new friends, or take a ride on swings of all types. There is one location in Lackawanna County where you can do all of these activities and more in […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Learn all about monarch butterflies for free at Nay Aug Ave. Play Area in Scranton on July 12

Learn all about monarch butterflies for free at Nay Aug Ave. Play Area in Scranton on July 12

From a press release: According to the National Wildlife Federation, monarch butterfly populations have declined by 90 percent in the last 20 years. This statistic concerns wildlife and conservation experts, as butterflies play a vital role in maintaining a healthy ecosystem. The Lackawanna Heritage Valley National and State Heritage Area and the Lackawanna County Conservation […]

 Rich Howells

Call for artists issued for nature-themed artwork to display at Natural Play Area in Scranton

Call for artists issued for nature-themed artwork to display at Natural Play Area in Scranton

From a press release: The Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority has put out a call to Northeastern Pennsylvania artists of all ages and skill levels for nature-themed artwork for an environmental education display at the Nay Aug Avenue Natural Play Area in Scranton. The theme of the Natural Play Area is a Beaver Pond Ecosystem. The […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Experience the serene frozen landscape and waterfalls of Ricketts Glen

It’s easy to appreciate Pennsylvania scenery in the spring, summer, and fall, but winter is often overlooked due to the inevitable drop in temperatures. That didn’t stop photographer and videographer Zach Heaton from traversing through Ricketts Glen State Park in Benton to take photos and video of the frozen landscape, however. The park stretches across […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Take a guided bird walk down the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail

Take a guided bird walk down the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail

From a press release: Nature lovers in Northeastern Pennsylvania should remember to look up when they head outdoors, especially when visiting the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail. There are so many interesting varieties of birds to see during fall migration, and those who embark on a Guided Bird Walk hosted by Lackawanna Heritage Valley and the […]