About Us

"The Lackawanna… takes its name from the Indian tongue and signifies the meeting of two streams…once abounding in fish of every variety, particularly known for its brook trout…gliding silently by over the gravelly bars dancing in the sunshine…a river of the purest spring water…along its banks, thick with hemlock, oak and pine were deer and moose…among groves of rhododendron and laurel."
  from A History of The Lackawanna Valley, Dr. Horrace Hollister, 1869 
Providing service to the Lackawanna Valley of Northeastern Pennsylvania, The Lackawanna River Conservation Association (LRCA) is a nonprofit, nonpolitical organization promoting our river through education, public involvement, partnerships and hands-on opportunities for young and old.