Our History

Our History

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Jan. 2005
Rebecca Lesko gathered like-minded community members. These sixteen people agreed we needed a nature center to provide a site for anyone to enjoy the natural environment and a place for people to learn more about the environment.

February 2005
Monthly meetings of the steering committee started.

August 2005
A public meeting was held in the Tunkhannock Public Library to explain the concept and plans of the committee. A need for a location was announced. Ed Cole and Dan Christ representing Camp Lackawanna stated they had buildings and trails and that we should talk. Joy Hockman made the first official donation to the Endless Mountains Nature Center.

Spring 2006
Rebecca Lesko and Amber Zygmunt worked with Barbara “Bonnie” Smith, Esq. to write the 501(c)(3) nonprofit application for the IRS.

April 22, 2006, Earth Day
In the pouring rain Endless Mountains Nature Center moved into Scheuer Lodge at Camp Lackawanna. A few days later Rebecca Lesko taught the first education program for a school group.

June 2006
First Vosburg Neck Festival co-hosted with Camp Lackawanna and North Branch Land Trust.
Nonprofit status from the IRS was received.

July 2006
First summer day camps were held for 33 children

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