Things to do in February and March 2018 at Lacawac Sanctuary

February

Winter Ecology Hike
Saturday February 24th
10AM-12PM
Free

How do plants and animals survive the cold? Take a short hike and breathe in the crisp air while finding signs of life in winter. Registration appreciated, wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.

March

History of Ice Harvesting
​Saturday March 10th
10AM-12PM
$5/ Free Members

Join us for a special presentation by the experts at Ice Works on the history of a once booming trade here in the Poconos. Interact with the tools that were used while observing the process through pictures from the past. Registration recommended, all ages welcome. Indoor/outdoor program please dress appropriately for the weather. Program meets at the Carriage House.  Register Here!

Spring Babies Egg Hunt & Hike
Saturday March 24th
10AM-12PM
Free

​Enjoy a family friendly hike while we look for new life here at Lacawac. Use your observational skills to search for informative “eggs’ along the way. Wear comfortable shoes, all ages welcome. Registration appreciated.

Lacawac Sanctuary Public Programs

Register for programs:

​Phone: 570.689.9494

Email: info@lacawac.org

Properties for Sale

You might want to  check here if you are interested in purchasing a property in LWE.  For more information, lease call the phone number of the lot owner which is identified with the particular lot in which you are interested.

 

 

Tips for Winterizing Your Home

In our new website section, Helpful Information, you can read articles provided by members of the community or obtained by the webmaster.

Here are some tips from Jim Molner (Board Member and 1st Vice President) on how to winterize your home.


With winter coming, it is important to winterize your home to prevent possible damages.  Depending on your heating system, you should always have an interior temperature of at least 45.  No heat on will contract wall and ceiling surface building materials and will cause nail pops and cracks.  Leaving the heat on slightly if possible keeping the interior much dryer and help to prevent mold growth.

Gutters and drain pipes should be free of debris for proper water collection and drainage runoff.  Remove excessive leaves and tree limbs from the perimeter drainage discharge areas of the structure.

Hot water baseboard heat will require that the water to the heating system be left on.  Check that all bleeder valves are not leaking and air is removed from baseboard plumbing system.

HVAC duct system supply and returns could be vacuumed free of dust and / or replace return air filter with a pleated particle capturing filter ( 3 M ) to remove and / or capture harmful air born particles.

Windows and exterior doors closed, locked, and storm windows installed to prevent air intrusions.

An inside light that will work on an automatic timer throughout the winter season can be installed.

Schedule a snow removal contractor to maintain your property during the winter months.

Winterize and / or remove or cover installed window air conditioners.

Drain water from hot water heater if it’s location could possibly freeze and cause pipe breakage.

Exterior water hoses should be drained and put away for the winter to prevent damages.

Propane should be shut off at the tank if not needed for the winter.

Disconnect batteries from boats and other 12 or 24 volt electrical systems.

Check that all accessory buildings can handle heavy snow loads safely without a collapsing.

Shut down the electrical breakers that will not being used for the winter.

Keep doors open to all interior rooms and other areas for better interior air circulation.  A small fan can be used to help circulate some air throughout the interior.