Depending on the time of the year you may be able to spot a seasonal stream here. A seasonal stream is a stream that occurs during the rainy, wet seasons, and is dry the remainder of the year.
Small streams, including the ones like this that don't flow all of the time, make up the majority of our country's waters.
Benefits of Streams:
absorb significant amounts of stormwater runoff which helps prevent flooding downstream.
reduce pollutants by retaining sediments and excess nutrients..
allow for groundwater recharge through water entering the stream bed.
provide habitat for many species of reptiles and amphibians.
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