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Lake Ariel in Wayne County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Louis Arthur Watres

Founder of Lacawac Sanctuary

 
 
Louis Arthur Watres Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, August 30, 2019
1. Louis Arthur Watres Marker
Inscription.  
Arthur Watres (1922-2014) was a pioneering environmentalist who spent his life working for the preservation of open spaces, education of the public about nature, and research into how ecological systems work.

In the 1940s and 50s, Arthur and his mother Isabel, began to read works warning about the natural limits of the planet. Empowered with a keen sense purpose they invited scientists to visit Lake Lacawac, and eventually gave their personal landholdings to create the biological research station where you stand.

The preservation of Lacawac allows scientists to understand the basic function of natural systems, and the community to learn about the relationship between man and his environment.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EnvironmentScience & Medicine.
 
Location. 41° 22.734′ N, 75° 17.681′ W. Marker is in Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania, in Wayne County. Marker is on Sanctuary Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Lacawac Sanctuary, Lake Ariel PA 18436, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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walking distance of this marker. The Lacawac Sanctuary (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lake Lacawac (about 700 feet away); Watres Lodge / The Boat House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Deagan Chimes (approx. 0.2 miles away); Welcome to Historic Connell Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Connell Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Ice House / The Woodshed (approx. 0.2 miles away); Coachman’s Cottage / The Spring House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lake Ariel.
 
Also see . . .  . “Lacawac Sanctuary is dedicated to inspiring lifelong connections to nature and shaping the next generation of scientists and earth stewards through research, education, preservation.” (Submitted on January 10, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Louis Arthur Watres Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, August 30, 2019
2. Louis Arthur Watres Marker
The trailhead of the Arthur Watres Trail
Lake Lacawac image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, August 31, 2019
3. Lake Lacawac
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 10, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 117 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 10, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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