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North Branch Land Trust Announces Upcoming Events

DiscoverNEPA is partnering with North Branch Land Trust, a nonprofit that conserves the natural, working and scenic landscapes of NEPA. They’ll provide conservation tips and give us a look at their protected lands. Learn how you can join NBLT and do your part to protect NEPA’s natural resources.

NEPA Barn Banquet to Celebrate Agriculture


North Branch Land Trust is excited to bring you an exceptional dinner event, celebrating Pennsylvania’s rich agricultural heritage and North Branch Land Trust’s commitment to conserving agricultural soils and local agriculture.

North Branch Land Trust knows the importance of conserving not only the natural and scenic, but also the working landscapes that support us.

The Land Trust and our supporters have a long history of supporting the local farm… and the farmer!

More than just a “party in a barn,” the NEPA Barn Banquet will feature a locally-sourced, three-course menu designed and prepared by Bank + Vine, as well as a cash bar.

We thank Friedman Farms and Friedman Hospitality Group for their support of North Branch Land Trust in making this event in support of local and PA agriculture, and quite simply enjoying the beauty of the Friedman Farm, possible!

Visit our website for tickets and more information.


Loving Our Local Waters Program for Area Youth


North Branch Land Trust has received a $1,500 grant from the PPL Foundation. These funds will support the Land Trust’s Loving Our Local Waters/Amando Nuestras Aguas Locales water stewardship program.

North Branch Land Trust will host youth watershed education programs at Picton Preserve in Foster Township, Luzerne County, on September 24 at 1 p.m. Area youth will explore the wetland, learn about the water cycle, identify native and invasive species and design bilingual stewardship signage.

Executive Director Ellen Ferretti identified the need for a program such as this. “During the pandemic, many people discovered the love for the outdoors, and many organizations rightfully encouraged it. But the stewardship message lagged too far behind, so many of these special places were ‘loved to death’ by visitors. So often, visitors to our great outdoors simply would benefit from an understanding of how to be a good steward and how to take care of that beautiful stream, trail or hillside that is giving you such joy. North Branch Land Trust believes that communication and education are important steps to responsible outdoor recreation, and when you can communicate and educate in these outdoor spaces where you can splash around cattails and tadpoles, well, that’s a lesson that is hard to forget!”

If you would like to be notified of participation dates for North Branch Land Trust’s Loving Our Local Waters/Amando Nuestras Aguas Locales programs, please email [email protected]. If you would like to volunteer with this or other programs at North Branch Land Trust, email [email protected]. Reservations for this event will open on August 28.


On the Horizon

North Branch Land Trust is compiling all of our recent good news, publications and partnerships to share with you in a new edition of NBLT’s The Horizon.

You can look forward to some of our favorite articles and news on regional conservation efforts.

Members will receive a complimentary mail copy in advance, so be sure to renew your membership today!

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