The Lackawanna College Environmental Institute is housed on the beautiful 42 acre Moffat Estate in Covington Township, PA. The park has hiking trails that meander through a variety of habitats, a pond which is available for fishing, and picnic areas. The Moffat Estate is open to the community from dawn till dusk. For more information log on to http://www.covingtontwp.org/
A rain garden is an attractive natural way to manage rain and storm water by diverting water from impervious surfaces such as roof tops and parking lots, to a specifically constructed garden where ground slope, rocks and water loving vegetation are intentionally placed. Not only is a rain garden a successful storm water management practice but it also adds beauty and value to your home or business.
The rain garden has been used as a demonstration for a variety of workshops and continues to be a valuable teaching tool to show how the impacts of urban runoff can be reduced. The demonstration rain garden was a collaborative effort between LCEI, McLane Associates and the Northeast Pa Urban and Community Forest Program.
For more information about the rain garden contact LCEI.
|Native Plant Garden
A native plant garden was established on May 17, 2008 as a collaborative project between community members, AmeriCorps and a student from Western Wayne High School working on their senior project. The garden is located on the north side of the Moffat Estate and is open for public enjoyment. Volunteers are needed to help with the garden. If anyone is interested please contact the Environmental Institute.
|Official Geocache Site
Geocaching (pronounced geo-cashing) is a worldwide game of hiding and seeking treasure. A geocacher can place a geocache anywhere in the world, pinpoint its location using GPS technology and then share the
geocache's existence and location online. Anyone with a GPS device can then try to locate a geocache.
LCEI would like to invite you to the Moffat Estate in search of an official geocache. To get started log on to www.geocaching.com. To get the cache coordinates it will ask you to create a free account. Then click the link on the left for “Hide & Seek a Cache”. Under “Seek a Cache” highlighted in green, scroll down to “Other Search Options” by “GC Code” and enter GC1X80X then click go.
*GPS units are available to borrow. If you do not have a GPS unit and would like to borrow one from the Environmental Institute, we have Garmin eTrex Legends available. Please stop by the office during our regular business hours Mon. – Fri., 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or call the Institute @ 842-1506 for more information. We require a $50.00 deposit, which will be refunded when the GPS Unit is returned.