Love Where You Live

An eagle standing on a rock in the river

“Where else can you take a drive and be surrounded by a beautiful river, wonderful waterfalls and a place on any given day you can see bald eagles, osprey, black bear, hawks, and a wide variety of birds? I choose to volunteer for the Conservancy because of the rewards it offers me. Where else can retired state troopers, correction officers, social workers, teachers, housewives, hunters, non-hunters, fishermen, etc. share their love of eagles? We come from different political views but agree on one thing: Eagles.

When someone comes back to a viewing site to thank you for sharing your insight into eagles and what they have just witnessed, it is worth enduring the weather. My favorite quote is from my grandson. A couple of years ago I took him with me while I volunteered. It was a slow day with only a few eagle sightings. On the way home I asked him about the day and he said ‘Grandpa, I can’t wait to go tell my friends that I had a bald eagle soar over me.’ That’s why I volunteer.”

Paul Gamer

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Why I love where I live

“As a kid I remember losing myself in the sacred places of Pike County, PA… Covered in mud, wet to the waist in the river, a stream or a pond,…

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“I care because I’m proud of where I live. Spending an afternoon observing bald eagles, hiking in the woods, or floating down the river recharges me. I want to be…

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“My family couldn’t be luckier to live in Sullivan County right now… I’m thrilled to be a member of the Conservancy’s Board of Directors and an active volunteer for Eagle…

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Love Where I Live

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“As my kayak hits the Lackawaxen and Delaware rivers each spring… I am reminded of nature’s beauty and why I love living in this region of northeast Pennsylvania. Each time…

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“Standing on the lip of the Upper Delaware… on a Sunday, with little or no traffic going by, when the weather is 5 above, and the wind is blowing down…

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