E’burg Teacher Gets Environmental Education Grants
BUSHKILL — Ryan De Long, a biology teacher at the East Stroudsburg Area School District’s North High School, received $1,000 for two environmental science projects.
Lehman Township Supervisor John Sivick spoke about the funding at a regular township meeting held at the township building on Municipal Drive last week.
Sivick said that the Pike County Conservation District (CD) board approved two $500 grants, one in 2015, and one in 2016, for De Long’s projects.
Administrative Manager Michele Ulmer reported last week that the CD has been funding environmental education projects since 2005. All three school districts in Pike County have received funding for such special projects.
Ulmer said that in the last month, CD approved De Long for installing light-emitting diode (LED) lights for a planter box in a North campus greenhouse. CD previously funded De Long for an indoor aquarium for a trout tank. He plans to recycle trout-tank water, which is nutrient rich, into the greenhouse... for complete story, get this week's issue.
Twp. Approves Two Lot Improvements
DINGMAN — The Dingman Township Supervisors approved two lot improvements during a short meeting Tuesday, July 19.
Approved was the combining of two lots at 113 Midlake Drive in the Sunrise Lake development, owned by Cherie Wood Gormley, and another two lots at 105 Lead Court, also in the Sunrise Lake development, owned by George McLuckey and Mario Lobarinos.
Supervisors also OK’d a request to string a banner across the highway by Gold Key Country Club for its Saturday, Aug. 20, Oktoberfest.
Sewage/Zoning Officer Chris Wood reported that he had investigated a sewage complaint passed to the township by Robert Corby of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and found no odor or any other kind of problem.
Wood also noted that he has seen many garbage and sewer violations in the township. He said the sewer violations tend to occur about the 30-year mark of septic tanks.
The supervisors paid $30,861.63 in bills from the general fund and $50 from the recreation fund, as well as $530 from the Bridge Preserve fund. The general fund balance stands at $1.1 million.