Protection of our natural resources ensures a beautiful future for NEPA’s next generations.
Stewardship of our rich lands and refreshing waters is the responsibility of every NEPA resident and visitor. Our parks, land preserves, wildlife sanctuaries, conservancy organizations, and working agricultural lands help to breathe new life into the region and nourish our bodies and minds.
NEPA is Home to 16 Beautiful State Parks
If you’re seeking a change of scenery or just a breath of fresh air, you’ll find an abundance of both on one of NEPA’s many beautiful hiking trails, and if pitching in is more your style, you’ll find volunteer opportunities in the area of conservation with more than 25 organizations that work tirelessly to ensure the maintenance of NEPA’s natural resources for future generations.
Seven Tubs Nature Area
Named after a series of pools, or “tubs” created by glacial meltwater, the Seven Tubs Nature Area is a scenic recreational area with popular trails for hiking or running. It is best known for Wheelbarrow Run, a stream that has carved its way through the bedrock between the different bodies of water. The main trail is a 1.9 mile loop offering a prime view of the stream and the surrounding mountains.
Embark on a leisurely country drive through the region and you will soon find that alternative energy is alive and well in NEPA. Scattered throughout the pastoral landscapes, you’ll begin to notice an increasing number of wind turbine farms, solar panel farms and even a hydro-electric power station. These alternative technologies are paving the way to a cleaner, more sustainable NEPA.
Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center
The Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center (KCEEC) is part of the Monroe County Conservation District in Stroudsburg and is situated on the 166-acre Kettle Creek Wildlife Sanctuary in Bartonsville. The center features an observation deck, pond, wildlife exhibit, and gift shop.
Conservation and preservation of our rich natural resources through respectful stewardship and the use of alternative energy sources ensures a clean future for NEPA’s air quality, our rivers and streams, and our thriving agricultural industry and, more importantly, it provides a nurturing environment in which our diverse and beautiful wildlife and vegetation can continue to flourish.