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NEPA Trails Symposium

May 10, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Registration is now open for the 5th Annual Trail Symposium!


On Thursday, May 10th Lackawanna Heritage Valley National and State Heritage Area, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council/Pocono Forests and Waters Conservation Landscape, the Anthracite Scenic Trails Association, and the North Pocono Trails Association and DCNR will hold a day-long trails symposium at the newly renovated Anthracite Center in Downtown Carbondale.

The Symposium, as in past years, will provide Northeastern Pennsylvania trail sponsors and supporters a networking venue where they can share opportunities, challenges and solutions in an informal setting. The event will have several regional speakers who will present information on the current state of trails in Northeast Pennsylvania. A full list of presentations is provided below. Attendees will be given ample opportunities for networking with colleagues.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED but there is no charge for not-for-profit trail organizations and government representatives. General admission is $20 per person. Registration will close at 5 p.m. on Monday, May 7th.  Sign-in and breakfast will begin at 8:30 a.m. The program will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. Lunch will be provided. To register, enter the name, title, and organization of attendees to Owen at [email protected] 


Presentations include:

Morning Speaker – Jake Warfel – “Regional Trail Network Branding & Marketing”

Regional Trail Presentations:

  • Lynn Conrad
    Director, Northeast Pennsylvania Rail-Trail CouncilOwen Worozbyt
    Trail & Environmental Program Manager, LHVALauren Golden
    Trail & Stewardship Manager, Delaware & Lehigh NHA

    Bill Kern/Cheryl Ellsworth
    Executive Director, Countryside Conservancy

    Bob Skulsky
    Greater Hazleton Rails to Trails

    Richard Cochrane
    Anthracite Scenic Trails Association


Following the Afternoon presentations, attendees are welcome to attend the Carbondale Riverwalk Ribbon Cutting near the John Street Trailhead. 

We hope you can join us on May 10th!

NEPA Trails Forum Planning Committee
Richard Cochrane, Anthracite Scenic Trails Association
Christine Dettore, DCNR Regional Advisor
Stephanie Milewski,North Pocono Trail Association
Janet Sweeney, Pennsylvania Environmental Council
Owen Worozbyt, Lackawanna Heritage Valley


May 10, 2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm