WHITE MILLS - Dorflinger-Suydam Presents Lecture/Lunch with Bernie McGurl on "The Rebirth of the Lackawanna River"

Bernard McGurl, Executive Director of the Lackawanna River Corridor Association (LCRA), will give his unique perspective on the Lackawanna River at the Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary on Thursday, July 25 at 11 a.m. as part of the Sanctuary’s Lectures and Lunch series.

The presentation will be held in the Blough Building on the Sanctuary grounds. A lunch will follow. There is no charge for the lecture, but there is a fee for the lunch (members of the Sanctuary $10; non-members $12). Reservations are necessary. Please call (570)253-1185 or email suydam@ptd.net. Space is limited.

LRCA’s mission is to involve citizens of the watershed with conservation and stewardship of the River, its tributaries and water resources.

Since 1987, the LRCA has worked pro-actively with other community groups and public agencies to plan and promote projects which are addressing the issues of water pollution, recreation, community development, land and water conservation, public involvement with their river and watershed, and the public policy decision making which affects the river and watershed.

Bernie will talk about the history of the Lackawanna River from pre-history to the present initiative to reclaim a river that many people thought was lost to pollution. He literally wrote the book on the river with the publication of "The Lackawanna River Guide."

Bernard McGurl, a fourth generation native of Northeast Pennsylvania resides in Scranton. He has served as Executive Director of the Lackawanna River Corridor Association (LRCA) since 1991. He co-founded the LRCA in 1987 with a group of community volunteers and served in a voluntary capacity as president of the LRCA from 1989 to 1991.

The Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary is a 600-acre property with hiking and nature trails. It is home to the Dorflinger Glass Museum and the Wildflower Music Festival.

The Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary is located on Long Ridge Road and Elizabeth Street in White Mills. At the blinking light adjacent to the Pennsylvania Historic Marker in White Mills, turn and go up the steep hill (Elizabeth Street) for 6/10 of a mile to the stop sign at a second blinking light. Continue on for 1/10 of a mile to the entrance of the Sanctuary on your right.

Additional information is available at: