Nestled within the Kittatinny Ridge alongside the Lehigh River, the Lehigh Gap Nature Center (LGNC) is a nonprofit environmental education center and wildlife refuge located between Slatington and Palmerton, Pennsylvania. Our mission is to protect the wildlife and enhance the habitats of our Refuge, the neighboring Kittatinny Ridge, and the Lehigh River Watershed through conservation, education, research, and outdoor recreation to improve the quality of life of present and future generations. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, LGNC is the only environmental education center in the country that has been created upon the ashes of a Superfund toxic waste site. An outdoor classroom, environmental laboratory, and recreational hotspot, LGNC’s 756-acre refuge today hosts thousands of local, regional, and international visitors each year. Contact us about programs or membership information.
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