Due to unexpected circumstances, our Aug. 18 Floating Classroom session has changed to include two new presenters and a new theme -- focused on the various snake species you can find in our watershed, along with some songs written to pay homage to our river-based resources.
Despite some changes in presenters, our "History Aboard the Hiawatha" Floating Classroom session is still on track to begin at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 11 -- and tickets are now available for the cruise.
Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper John Zaktansky joined WKOK radio host Mark Lawrence for a live on-air interview on Monday, July 6. Here is a recording of their talk about the association, upcoming projects and how you can get involved:
Yellowstone National Park is roughly 2,000 miles away from the Middle Susquehanna Watershed, and we have no wolves in central/northeast Pennsylvania -- but the wolf situation at Yellowstone can be a great reminder of how intertwined our natural ecosystems can be.
Consider them nature’s ode to the patriotic colors we associate with summer.
The reds, blues and other attractive colors of wild berries are rivaled only by the sweet, yet slightly tart, taste we all love baked into pies, cooked down into jellies or — perhaps best of all — enjoyed fresh off the plant.
Pennsylvania offers quite a variety of wild berry options for those who want to enjoy a few handfuls during a hike — just be careful which berries you decide to consume.
Born in Brooklyn, John Zangari-Ryan fell in love with the beauty and untapped potential of the Susquehanna River while studying at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove.
“I chose Susquehanna (University) for its English department and education program,” he said. “I spent the summer in Selinsgrove between my junior and senior year. I needed some entertainment. The river was close — and gorgeous.”
Tiny plastic particles, also called microplastics, were found in 100 percent of smallmouth bass digestive systems studied in 2019 via the Susquehanna University’s Freshwater Institute — capping an annual increase in the three-year study.
A quick blur of brown and white.
Suddenly, a tiny whitetail fawn waded in front of my son and I as we paddled east along the Penns Creek just outside of the town of New Berlin.
Tag along with Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper John Zaktansky as he explores the Penns Creek from the town of New Berlin to Kratzerville, shares some interesting facts about the waterway and how you can report any concerns you may have.
(Photo credit Dr. Joseph Simons) As I gathered my notepad and cell phone from the car outside of a rustic home along East Valley Road east of Loganton, it felt as though I was about to walk into a scene from a John Grisham book.