About the BioBlitz

The BioBlitz is a collaborative event overseen by a steering committee of representatives from leading environmental organizations and team leaders. Each team leader is responsible for recruiting up to 4 additional team members.  

Steering Committee Members

Jack Barnett, Delaware Highlands Mushroom Society
Sarah Corcoran, Sierra Club
Tanya Dapkey, Academy of Natural Sciences
Kathy Dodge, SEEDS
Kerry Engelhardt, Upper Delaware Council
Karen Fisher, Wyoming Valley Mushroom Club
Don Hamilton, National Park Service
Ed Rodgers, Delaware Riverkeeper Network
Steve Schwartz, Consultant
Nicole Slevin, Cornell Cooperative Extension
Kelly Stagen, artist | conservationist 
Kelley Stewart, Keystone College
Dave Wasilewski, Wyoming Valley Mushroom Club 
Andy Weber, National Park Service  

The Wayne County Community Foundation is the fiscal agent for the event and, as a pass-through 501(c)(3) organization, all contributions made through this funding link are tax deductible to the extent provided by the IRS code. If you'd prefer to donate by check, please send to the Wayne County Community Foundation with the "Bio Blitz" in the memo line of the check at 918 Church Street, Honesdale, PA 18431

2024 Team Leaders

Birds – Bob Wasilewski
Botany – Sarah Chamberlain, PSU and Kelley Stewart, Keystone College
Fish - TBD
Fungi - Dave Wasilewski, Wyoming Valley Mushroom Club 
Herps - Tom LaDuke, ESU and Andy Weber, NPS-UPDE
Invertebrates – Tanya Dapkey, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
Mammals - TBD
Mosses and Lichens - Karen Fisher

Sponsoring Organizations (since the beginning)

Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
Catskill Brewery
Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County
Delaware Highlands Conservancy
Delaware Highlands Mushroom Society
Delaware Riverkeeper Network
Friends of the Upper Delaware River
Hancock Community Education Foundation
Hancock Liquor Store
National Environmental Education Foundation
National Park Service
National Parks Conservation Association
NE PA Audubon Society
Norcross Wildlife Foundation
Pennsylvania Native Plant Society
Sierra Club, PA Chapter
Sullivan County Audubon Society
Upper Delaware Council
US Forest Service
The John & Helen Villaume Foundation
Wayne County Community Foundation
Wayne County Conservation District
Willow Wisp Organic Farm


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