THE DELAWARE VALLEY
Working toward the conservation of
our wildlife and natural resources
PROGRAMS, PROJECTS, EVENTS
© Joe DiMaggio, Photographer
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EagleFest - a Former Event
In 2001 John and Yoke DiGiorgio approached the Narrowsburg community leaders with the idea to establish EagleFest. Combining entertainment and education for all attending, the award winning "EagleFest" was subsequently held in Narrowsburg, NY for ten very successful years.
Bringing in local residents and out-of-town visitors of all ages to the day's multi-faceted series of activities, EagleFest brought much deserved attention to the natural resources in the Delaware River Valley region.
The event included: multiple live bird of prey demonstrations; lectures by biologists and conservationists on important current wildlife and conservational issues; wildlife films; photography exhibits; a nature and wildlife art show; silent auction of wildlife art by regional artists; numerous programs for children; ice sculpture demonstrations; eagle viewing; and much more.
Each year the event was enhanced with new speakers and presentations providing all attending opportunities to see and experience new and interesting programs.
EagleFest is no longer being held as the Narrowsburg School became unavailable to host many of the programs during the event.
Student Art Contest
"We established an annual Student Art Contest during EagleFest as part of our goal to encourage our youth to become aware, involved and proud of the diverse wildlife and environment we have in our area." - John DiGiorgio, Delaware Valley Eagle Alliance Chairman.
The annual Student Art Contest was held for 6 years and was open to Sullivan West Central School students grades K through 2. An estimated 300 students typically participated in the contest. The posters were completed during school time and each year the theme changed. Prizes were awarded to the winners during the opening ceremony at EagleFest.
Each year a featured artist was chosen to create a limited edition poster series for EagleFest for that year. To view featured artist posters from prior years:
• 2011 Louis Pontone
• 2010 Heidi Morse
• 2009 Cheryl Korb
• 2008 Robert Lizza
• 2007 Wanda Gangel
• 2006 Frank Holmes
Some limited addition posters are still available with a tax-deductible donation of $30.00 (plus handling and shipping) payable to the Delaware Valley Eagle Alliance.
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Nature and Wildlife Art Show
An annual Nature and Wildlife Art Show was also held at the Narrowsburg School during EagleFest. It was open to all nature and wildlife artists, giving them the opportunity to exhibit and sell their artwork. Subject matter included all nature subjects - landscapes, flora, and fauna.
EagleFest Videos Courtesy of Tony Ritter
Catskills - EagleFest 2010 - Upper Delaware River - Poconos - Sullivan County, New York