What are microplastics?

What Are Microplastics? Microplastics are synthetic particles 1um to 5mm in size which do not biodegrade or dissolve in water.   They enter our environment through degradation of every day items by typical use. Though ecosystem-wide effects of freshwater...

Still, they lurk!

While we get a respite from mosquitoes in the winter, Ixodes scapularis keeps on ticking. Black-legged ticks that transmit Lyme disease can be active year-round. Unseasonably warm temperatures, or what may well be the new seasonal weather patterns, are quite suitable...

First Hellbender hustle and dragonfly dash a success!

Over 40 runners successfully completed the 5 mile Hellbender Hustle around Leaser Lake on Saturday, September 16, 2023. Beautiful weather, meadows full of goldenrod, the reflection of the lake, and an audience that included local wildlife made for a perfect morning...

Local High school students receive LCCD scholarship

The Lehigh County Conservation District offers a Scholarship Program to Lehigh County students pursuing an undergraduate degree in environmental science, agricultural science, or a related field of study, such as natural resource management, forestry, conservation...