An estimated 80 percent of Pennsylvania’s “Exceptional Value” streams are located in the Poconos. In addition to their aesthetic and ecological value, new research quantifies the regional waterways’ economic benefits. August 16, 2022 - The first study to quantify the economic impact of the Poconos region’s protected streams finds nearly $3 billion in benefits for… Continue reading Poconos Region’s Special Protection Streams Deliver $3 Billion in Economic Benefits
Exceptional Value designation ensures protection from its source at Ross Common Creek to its confluence with the Buckwha Creek in Lower Towamensing Township.
New research finds large support for clean water protection across the Poconos region, already home to the most protected streams in the Commonwealth. May 11, 2022 - Poconos residents value state protections for “Exceptional Value” streams and want elected officials to take further steps to protect these waterways from large-scale commercial development, a poll released… Continue reading Poconos Residents Support More Action To Protect “Exceptional Value” Streams, New Poll Finds
Trout fishing enthusiasts know the stonefly well. Long used as bait, the aquatic insects also play a key role as “indicator species.” Stonefly nymphs, or “naiads,” rely on well oxygenated waterways that have to stay generally clear and cold. Wherever stoneflies gather, the water that flows is usually of relatively high quality. That’s why on… Continue reading OPW Uncovers Tank Creek’s Crawling Critters
Our Pocono Waters was featured today on WNEP-TV’s Pennsylvania Outdoor Life, showcasing the exceptional water quality of the Tunkhannock Creek. Check out the interviews with Tobyhanna Creek/Tunkhannock Creek Watershed Association’s John Lyman and Geoff Rogalsky and PennFuture’s Emily Baldauff: