Mount Pocono Association Meeting

Join the MOUNT POCONO ASSOCIATION, a non-profit tax-exempt organization of Mount Pocono area businesses, residents, and community leaders, working to foster a vibrant, prosperous, and inclusive Mount Pocono Community. Meetings are held the first and third Tuesdays of the month, at 10 am, in the Community Meeting Room, on the second floor of the Borough Building, 1361 Pocono Blvd, Mount Pocono, PA 18344. Meetings are open to all.  Bring ideas, Bring Solutions, Bring Friends!

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Sewer Authority Traces Contamination

Earlier this week, a worker at the Mount Pocono Municipal Authority noticed an unusual rainbow sheen on the effluent at the plant. Closer investigation revealed that some sort of petroleum product had spilled into our sewers. The MPMA notified the appropriate authorities and began an investigation into the source. In a less than a couple of days they were able to trace the source to a narrow area. The Clean Waters Act prohibits the discharge of oil or hazardous substances to waters of the U.S. or their adjoining shorelines in quantities that may be harmful to the public health or welfare or the environment. The only items that you should put in your drains or down your toilet are human waste and toilet paper — “flushable” wipes are not flushable and harm the system, oils, petroleum products, old medications, paints, etc., are not only harmful to the system and our water, but illegal. The MPMA sent this letter to the homeowners in the vicinity of the spill.

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FREE Things to do this Weekend

Looking for something to do? The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources sponsors hundreds of events, within an hour’s drive from Mount Pocono, geared to Kids, Seniors, Teens, Families. And, they are FREE!! (a very few listed events might involve Park or Festival admissions, check the event website itself) Check out the PADCNR CALENDAR OF EVENTS GET OUTDOORS PA — A project of the the PADCNR, together with Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society (PRPS), Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC), the Pennsylvania Land Trust Association (PALTA), the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC), Pennsylvania Department of Health (PDOH), the PA Parks and Forests Foundation (PPFF), and hundreds of community and not-for-profit organizations, these partners have teamed up to offer GET OUTDOORS PA, using local parks and recreation departments, state and national parks, land trusts, and non-profit organization facilities, in an effort to deliver outdoor recreation and education opportunities to Pennsylvania citizens and visitors all across the state. For a list of events within 25 miles of Mount Pocono, check out the GET OUTDOORS PA EVENTS CALENDAR, search by zip code (18344) and mileage for local events using the menu on the left side of the event listing.

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