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Get Outside for Good is a monthly hike aimed at raising awareness — and money — about and for Lehigh Valley nonprofit organizations. The hike, held the first Sunday of each month at the South Mountain Preserve in Allentown, is bringing local women together.  

More than 1,000 dead birds with a mysterious illness have been reported across Pennsylvania in recent weeks.

About 37% of ticks in Pennsylvania are the kind that carry Lyme disease, according to the Tick Research Lab of Pennsylvania at East Stroudsburg University.

Black fly spraying starts June 30 along the Lehigh and Delaware rivers.

Marten Edwards, a professor of biology at Muhlenberg College, says spraying insecticides cuts down on the benefits cicadas bring.


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