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  • Adopt-a-Tree
    a tree or grove is enduring symbolic and will grow stronger and blossom with life year after year Our Plant a Tree Program and Bench Program give you an opportunity to remember those who have touched your life in a special way as a living memorial Your gift can be in memory appreciation honor special thanks or celebration of the people you would like to remember Memorial Trees Planting a tree at Lacawac Sanctuary is a wonderful way to honor a loved one Each dollar donated helps sustains a tree at Lacawac s forest Planting trees in memoriam is a remembrance of the past and at the same time a renewing of life Trees in Celebration Have trees planted in honor of your friends or loved ones to celebrate a birthday holiday employee recognition anniversary new birth graduation With your gift a tree or trees will be planted in memoriam or celebration in Lacawac s forest a forest that is in desperate need of new trees These trees will help create clean drinking water and provide the necessary wildlife habitat Bench Program A beautiful way to remember a loved one or a friend is through a donation for a memorial

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  • Endowments
    Dr Robert E Moeller a long time friend and supporter of the Lacawac Sanctuary passed away in late May 2011 at the age of 62 Robert was a limnologist a researcher who studied the structure and function of lakes and the organisms that live in them He was always generous in giving his time to help students and colleagues with their research Robert s love of limnology and devotion to research led his work to be the centerpiece of his life His breadth of understanding in limnology was impressive and ranged from aquatic botany and paleolimnology to the contemporary ecology of phytoplankton and zooplankton His focus in more recent years was on the ecology of ultraviolet radiation and its effects on zooplankton phytoplankton interactions Robert was born in Chicago in 1949 and grew up roaming the hills and fields of western Pennsylvania He went to high school at Shadyside Academy in Fox Chapel PA and did his undergraduate work at Dartmouth College He earned his PhD from Cornell University in Aquatic Ecology followed by postdoctoral work in Paleolimnology at the University of Minnesota and in Aquatic Ecology at Michigan State His career involved positions at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia Lehigh University and most recently Miami University in Oxford Ohio Many years of his life were dedicated to work on Lake Lacawac and other lakes in the Poconos of northeastern Pennsylvania Robert was a quiet man reserved and quite private However if one were lucky enough to spend time with him a wry and wicked sense of humor was revealed It came with a wonderful laugh that was absolutely worth working for Robert preferred to work late at night anyone who joined him then was treated to his collection of classical music and perhaps a cup of fine

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  • Planned Giving
    gift in your original will or revocable living trust or add one later by an amendment The gift can be for a specific amount of money specific piece of property or a percentage of your estate Once family friends and other loved ones are cared for Lacawac can find a place as part of your life s legacy The following is sample bequest language to share with your attorney I name of city state ZIP give devise and bequeath to Lacawac Sanctuary Foundation written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property for its unrestricted use and purpose Retirement Plan Assets You can designate Lacawac as the beneficiary of your IRA or other retirement assets such as 401 k and 403 b plans and Lacawac will receive the funds upon your passing or you can make outright gifts during your lifetime from these same assets that Lacawac can use immediately You can leave just a portion to Lacawac or the entire balance Retirement assets such as a 401 k and an IRA can generate estate and income taxes leaving little for your heirs By designating Lacawac as a beneficiary you can potentially avoid these taxes while supporting research and education at the same time Life Insurance Gifts You might have a paid up life insurance policy that you no longer need You can make a gift by transferring the policy outright to Lacawac or naming Lacawac as a beneficiary similar to retirement assets Or you might think about taking out a new policy benefiting Lacawac and receive tax benefits with each premium paid Charitable Gift Annuity You make a gift to Lacawac and in exchange receive income for life for you and or a loved one Not only is a gift annuity easy to arrange but your payments

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  • Special Events
    Partners Members Initiatives EDUCATION School Programs Community Programs Internships Summer Camps RESEARCH Biodiversity Monitoring Network Data Resources Lab Housing Conferences Grants Usage Policies GET INVOLVED Membership Annual Fund Corporate Partnership Program Volunteer EITC Adopt a Tree Endowments Planned Giving ACTIVITIES

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  • Groups
    Some of our various groups included but not limited to service clubs Rotary Lions etc Elder Hostels senior groups senior center trips outing and hiking clubs bird watchers photography groups art groups foundation boards scouts youth groups high school ecology clubs college field course school field trips boy and girl scouts hiking clubs and various environmental and preservation organization boards and groups Bus tours and commercial operators we can work

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  • Event Rentals
    parties corporate retreats and small scale conferences Lacawac also encourages like minded organizations to consider using Lacawac for meetings seminars conferences or special events Lacawac works especially hard to partner with environmental ecological and educational clubs organizations schools and other non profits to bring meaningful community events and gatherings to our beautiful preserve Local community groups are invited to reserve space in one of the Sanctuary s buildings for their meetings For more information please contact our President at 570 689 9494 or email craig lukatch lacawac org Rustic Barn Weddings at Lacawac A barn can be the perfect place for a rustic or country wedding Today weddings in a barn are taking place all over the country and offer the bride and groom a chance to hold their wedding in a very personable and unique location Just like farm weddings a barn wedding can be dressed up or dressed down to match the style and decor of your wedding and offer endless charm Barns for weddings and their venues can be found all over the country from Maine to California and everywhere in between Get away from the modern extravagances Go simple and earthy Not only will your nature

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  • Lodging
    trim and exterior features such as railings and columns It features 13 separate gables A large open sitting porch faces the lake There are 8 bedrooms a summer sleeping porch 3 bathrooms a large kitchen pantry walk in ice box seasonal breezeway dining room and parlor Large screened wrap around porches formerly adorned the exterior but were removed as a result of extensive termite damage Interior highlights include the inglenook fireplace surrounded by an expansive double staircase in the parlor A window wall and door lead outside to the large lake fronting porch Hatch doors allow passing fire wood directly into storage boxes by the fireplace The expansive dining room which today can seat over 25 people for dinner has its own fireplace and built in oak china cabinets The bisecting breezeway provides cool air in summer between the kitchen and the rest of the house Off the kitchen is a large pantry with built in oak cabinets but missing are the original 3 stone wash sinks used by the servants and the big coal stove The Lodge is ideal for family reunions corporate retreats weddings family celebrations or a summer weekend get away with family and friends Ice House This building is named for its original function storing ice Ice harvesting on Lacawac in winter was a regular venture by the hired help to serve the needs of the Lodge year round The walls are so thick and the building so well insulated that large blocks of ice could be stored here in a bed of saw dust for up to a year requiring no electricity or energy The blocks were ultimately carted across the yard and hoisted by a built in crane to a loft above the walk in ice box that served the lodge s kitchen The

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  • CONTACT
    Network Data Resources Lab Housing Conferences Grants Usage Policies GET INVOLVED Membership Annual Fund Corporate Partnership Program Volunteer EITC Adopt a Tree Endowments Planned Giving ACTIVITIES Special Events Groups Event Rentals Lodging CONTACT Enter Name Enter Email Submitting Form The

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