#PicsAtPreserves This Saturday, March 1 officially kicks off the PPL Preserves Photo Contest! We want to see what you see at the preserves! Submit your photos from now till May 9, taken on one of the six participating preserves: Brunner Island, Holtwood, Lake Wallenpaupack, Martins Creek, Montour and Susquehanna Riverlands. Whether you’re on the water […]
It’s been no big secret that PPL’s Holtwood and Wallenpaupack Environmental Preserves are home to nesting bald eagles. Both hydroelectric facilities have bald eagle management plans to maintain safety for the eagles during their nesting season, January through July. Why hydro? When the power plant releases water, it’s providing a continuous flow of water and […]
This winter has been one to remember. While it has been difficult for us, it has also been tough for wildlife. Snow and ice cover natural foods for resident birds and colder than usual temperatures result in a need for extra food to keep warm. If you feed winter birds, you know that bird feeders […]
Electrific is a nonsense word that refers to putting light where there wasn’t light before. Since the 1850′s, predecessors of PPL were generating products for lighting and heating. By 1907, located southwest of Hazelton, the Harwood Plant was the first installation in the U.S. to use waste and culm anthracite from their mining companies. From […]
This might be the year to see a winter ghost, a wild spirit from the far north. It goes by several names: ghost owl, great white owl, Arctic owl or more commonly, snowy owl. These large white owls, native to the Arctic tundra, are showing up in the northeast and Midwest in large numbers this […]
Our staff at the preserves plans and conducts a variety of educational programs focusing on the natural environment, natural and cultural history, energy issues, outdoor skills training and workshops for students and teachers.
PPL’s preserves manage the natural resources entrusted to them in a conscientious manner using sound land management practices. We accomplish this stewardship by managing varied habitats on thousands of acres of PPL land.
At the PPL Environmental Preserves, we provide the public with many recreational and educational opportunities to enjoy nature’s beauty. We work with local conservation groups and environmental protection agencies to enhance wildlife habitats and oversee public safety. PPL Preserves Photo Contest begins March 1, 2014! Click the link above or picture on left for contest rules. […]