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October 20. 2013 12:53PM

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The Greater Wyoming Valley Chapter of the Audubon Society will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Oct. 21, at the Trinity Presbyterian Church, 105 Irem Road in Dallas at 7 p.m.

This month’s program will be “Where fishes behave like birds.” Dr. Bill Loftus will present a travelogue about the African country of Malawi. Lake Malawi is the third largest and second deepest lake in Africa, and is reportedly the habitat of more species of fish than any other body of freshwater. Learn about this amazing lake, the people who depend on it, and the incredible colors and behaviors of the fishes that live there.

The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, visit

The U.S. Army Corps Engineers’ Philadelphia District will host a meeting to review the 2013 Francis E. Walter Dam recreation plan and solicit feedback for next year’s plan.

The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Nov. 7 at the Holiday Inn Express in White Haven. (intersection of Route 940 and Northeast Extension of the Pa. Turnpike).

In 2013, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers held all of its scheduled whitewater and fisheries releases throughout the recreation season. Organizational leadership is encouraged to attend and provide recommendations and feedback.

Nescopeck State Park will hold the following events in November (for more information or to register, call 570-403-2006):

Saturday, Nov. 2 — Guided hike: Lehigh Gorge State Park, 10:30 a.m. — Meet at the White Haven Library

Tuesday, Nov. 12 — Guided hike: Woodland Way Trail, 9 a.m. — Meet at the Nescopeck State Park Office

Saturday, Nov. 16 — Scout Day, 1 to 3:30 p.m. — Meet at the Nescopeck State Park Office

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