Monroe County Conservation District’s Environmental Education Center (MCEEC) and the Pocono Avian Research Center sponsor the 2011 Great Monroe County Snipe HuntFriday, September 9th, 2011
Friday, September 30 at 5 pm to Saturday, October 1 at 5 pm. The Great Monroe County Snipe Hunt is back. This 24-hour birding adventure pits teams in competition for the coveted Great Monroe County Snipe Hunt Trophy. Think of it as a scavenger hunt for birds. Each bird species is given a weighted point value, the rarer the bird the greater its worth. The team with the highest point total wins. The event begins at 5pm on Friday evening and ends at the District’s EE Center on the grounds of the Kettle Creek Wildlife Sanctuary in Bartonsville Saturday evening at 5pm. Tally sheets are then scored and the winning team is announced. Participants will enjoy sharing stories of their adventures over pizza and refreshments while scoring is being conducted. For a copy of the official Great Monroe County Snipe Hunt rules and registration information contact the EE Center. Cost: $15/team member. All participating team members will receive an official Great Monroe County Snipe Hunt license. Registration deadline is Wednesday, September 28.
For more information or to pre-register for the program, please call the Center at (570) 629-3061, Monday – Friday from 8am to 4:30pm, and most Saturdays 9am- 1pm. For more information on other programs we offer visit our website at mcconservation.org.
Directions to Monroe County Environmental Education Center: From Stroudsburg (or Exit 302 from I-80 West or 302B from I-80 East) go N. on Rte. 611, travel half mile to the second traffic light in Bartonsville, and turn left onto Rimrock Dr. Follow Rimrock Dr. for 0.4 mile, bear right onto N. Easton-Belmont Pike, go 0.2 mile, then bear right onto Running Valley Road. The Center is 0.7 mile on left.