The three watersheds here are Lake Lacawac Watershed, Heron Pond Watershed, and Golden Pond Watershed.
What is a watershed?
A watershed is an area of land that contains a common set of streams and rivers that all drains into a single larger body of water such as a larger river, lake, or ocean.
Why are watersheds important?
Watersheds are necessary to support habitat for plants, animals, and all other living things. A healthy watershed should act like a sponge, in that it absorbs, stores, and releases water back into the environment.. Surface water and storm water runoff within a watershed drain into other bodies of water. It is vital to keep pollution to a minimum within a watershed because it will eventually be distributed into multiple other areas.
Lacawac owns all the land within the three watersheds here. Lacawac is able to manage this land with limited human impact. The natural glacial Lake Lacawac is a research site for numerous scientists because of its preservation.
Ways to keep a watershed healthy
Use dirt or gravel roads to allow rain to soak into the ground
Don't pour anything on the ground that you wouldn't drink
About lacawac sanctuary
Lacawac Sanctuary Field Station and Environmental Education Center is an independent, non-profit, environmental education organization located on the shore of Lake Wallenpaupack in the Northern Poconos. We operate solely on program fees, memberships, sponsorships, grants and private donations from people like you