Lacawac Sanctuary check presentation Photo June 2022 Jim Donnelly and Craig Lukatch

Honesdale, PA – James O. Donnelly, President and Chief Executive Officer of Wayne Bank, is pleased to announce that the Bank will support Lacawac Sanctuary with a Corporate Membership of $1,000.00.

Nestled on five hundred and fifty acres near the shores of Lake Wallenpaupack in the Northern Poconos, Lacawac Sanctuary is a mix between an environmental education center, nature center, and biological field station.

Visitors have the opportunity to enjoy a rich outdoor education and exposure to a blend of diverse habitats including wetlands, open fields, forests, and lakes.

“Wayne Bank is proud to be a Corporate sponsor of Lacawac Sanctuary, as their mission of helping the community aligns with that of Wayne Bank’s.” stated Mr. Donnelly.  “The Sanctuary is one of our area’s most beautiful natural resources and we are so pleased that our membership will help to keep it that way for future generations.”

The mission of Lacawac Sanctuary is to preserve the natural beauty of Lake Lacawac, its watershed and surrounding lands, to conduct long-term research on natural systems as part of a global effort to understand and protect the Earth’s biodiversity, and to increase appreciation of this effort through innovative, field-based educational programs for students, teachers, and the community.

To fulfill its mission of Research, Education and Preservation, Lacawac offers environmental education and public programs to the community, educating environmental stewards by communicating the core values of environmental responsibility, citizenship, inclusiveness, and the pursuit of knowledge.

Lacawac works with a consortium of colleges and universities to provide research partnerships and a pristine location for undergraduate and graduate research. Lacawac also provides 9 miles of hiking trails open to the public, free of charge, from dawn to dusk year-round.

Memberships are a critical part of Lacawac Sanctuary’s success in bringing science and nature programming to people of all ages.  As a member-supported organization, Lacawac Sanctuary Environmental Education Center relies on donors to help deliver year-round environmental education to the whole community. For more information, visit .

PHOTO CAPTION – LEFT TO RIGHT: James O. Donnelly, President and Chief Executive Officer, Wayne Bank; Craig Lukatch, President, Lacawac Sanctuary.

Wayne Bank is a subsidiary of Norwood Financial Corp., Member FDIC, and is located in Honesdale, Pennsylvania.  The Bank has 29 Community Offices serving Wayne, Pike, Monroe, Lackawanna, and Luzerne Counties in Pennsylvania, along with Delaware, Sullivan, Otsego, Ontario, and Yates Counties in New York State, including those offices operating under the Bank of Cooperstown and Bank of the Finger Lakes brands.  The stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol— NWFL.

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