Thursday, June 21, 2012

The Reservoirs are Open!

Yesterday, Carrie and Kersten got the chance to go canoeing on the Pepacton Reservoir!  First, they went right down the road in Arkville to the Pepacton Bait and Tackle shop, a local steam cleaning vendor.  After a thorough cleaning of the canoe and all the gear, they were finally on their way to the water.  They arrived at the Shavertown Bridge boat launch and were not the only ones enjoying the beautiful day on the water.  There were day campers and kayakers ready to launch and paddle!  The views were beyond amazing and the atmosphere was pure serenity.  The interns wouldv'e stayed for hours, their only deterrent was their lack of sunscreen and water...  It was a great experience and we recommend it for everyone! Go out and enjoy your surroundings!

Thursday, June 7, 2012


Yesterday, June 6, our summer interns Carrie Carson and Kersten Laveroni represented CRISP at Bennett Elementary during their Earth Day.  Sixth grade teacher, Mr. Savatgy organized a great event and had a turn out of about 15 presenters of very diverse topics.  Carrie and Kersten presented to 3rd, 4th, and 6th graders and taught them how to identify the emerald ash borer and a few other invasive species.  They kept the kids involved throughout the presentations, having them act out the attack of the EAB and the speed at which it spreads, among other things.  The students gave us hope when they knew what the Asian longhorned beetle was and some even knew what the emerald ash borer was.  That proves that education is one of the most important and rewarding things to do!!!