Community in Action

Spotlight on Community: Habitat and Recreation Improvements at Minsi Lake

In 2017, Minsi Lake was drained for repairs to its dam and spillway, sparking an extensive effort to improve habitat and recreational opportunities in this special place. Draining the lake “was kind of a once in a lifetime opportunity” to undertake these projects, says Jim Wilson, Recreation Specialist for Northampton County Parks and Recreation. Since... Read More

Spotlight on Community: Behind the Scenes – Sustainability Efforts in the City of Easton

When people think of environmental health and sustainability in communities, some things come easily to mind – like recycling, or planting trees perhaps. But much of what needs to be done for a healthy community remains behind the scenes.  In the City of Easton, efforts from safe pest management and tree plantings to climate planning... Read More

Spotlight on Community: Liberty High School Sustainability Project

Biology teacher Greg Zahm describes his Sustainability Project at Liberty High School in Bethlehem as a “solution to two needs.” First, a need for education in sustainability, and second, students’ need to perform 60 hours of community service before they graduate. The Sustainability Project provides students with opportunities to learn about humanity’s effect on the... Read More