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Category: Trails & Recreation
DCNR Climate Plan Unveiled at PEC Event
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DCNR Climate Plan Unveiled at PEC Event

June 18, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 18, 2018 Contact: Patrick Starr, Executive VP Phone: 215-545-4570 Email: pstarr@pecpa.org   DCNR Climate Plan Unveiled at PEC Event Philadelphia Environmental Partnership Dinner Honors Sustainability Leaders     Philadelphia — Guests at the 48th annual Philadelphia...

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Juniata River Water Trail gains 2 new launch sites

June 12, 2018Patriot-News (Harrisburg)

A pair of new boat launches have officially opened on the Juniata River, providing new, prime access to the Juniata River Water Trail as it passes through Huntingdon County. The 2 new launches are located at Mapleton and Mount Union....

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Pocono Forests & Waters Conservation Landscape Announces 2018 Mini-Grant Awards

May 29, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 25, 2018   Pocono Forests & Waters Conservation Landscape Announces 2018 Mini-Grant Awards   CONTACT: Janet Sweeney, 570-718-6507   Luzerne, PA — Pocono Forests and Waters Conservation Landscape is pleased to announce 2018 Mini-Grantees: Countryside Conservancy...

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IN FOCUS: East Coast Greenway and Clean Air Run

May 21, 2018PHL17 In Focus

The East Coast Greenway is a 3,000 mile biking and walking route linking major cities in the United States from Maine to Florida – and is, of course, located right in our Tri-State area. Twenty-five million people are located within...

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Laurel Ridge braces for climate change

April 20, 2018Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Atop Laurel Ridge in eastern Westmoreland County, a strategically placed pile of crushed limestone serves as a low-tech measure to keep acid rain from getting into Rock Run — and then Linn Run, which feeds into Loyalhanna Creek. “We’re dealing...

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Laurel Highlands shelter project gets $5,000 grant

April 6, 2018Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Those trekking the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail who plan to stay in shelters in Somerset County will benefit from a project to restore the 40 three-sided Adirondack shelters along the Ohiopyle-to-Seward path. Dominion and the Pennsylvania Environmental Council are providing...

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Laurel Highlands shelter restoration project wins environmental award

April 2, 2018Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

A project that restored Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail shelters and a program that provides free technical services for Allegheny County communities dealing with soil contamination are among five entities selected for $5,000 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards, according to the Pennsylvania...

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‘Mini-grants’ available for conservation-focused projects

January 22, 2018Tribune-Democrat (Johnstown)

A just-awarded state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources grant will fund conservation-focused projects in the Laurel Highlands region, according to the organization that received the grant and will administer the program. The 2018 Laurel Highlands Conservation Assistance Grant program...

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POWR announces 2018 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grants Now Available

January 19, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 19, 2018   POWR announces 2018 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grants Now Available   Luzerne – The Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) has announced the opening of the 2018 Pennsylvania River Sojourns Grant cycle. Grants are...

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Loyalsock Creek is Pennsylvania’s 2018 River of the Year

January 8, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 8, 2018   Loyalsock Creek Named PA 2018 River of the Year in Public Voting   CONTACTS: Terry Brady, DCNR, 717-772-9101 Janet Sweeney, POWR, 570-718-6507   Harrisburg, PA – Home to legions of paddlers, anglers, and...

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Loyalsock Creek named PA 2018 River of the Year in public voting

January 8, 2018Times-Leader (Wilkes-Barre)

WILKES-BARRE — Home to legions of paddlers, anglers and other outdoors enthusiasts in northcentral Pennsylvania, Loyalsock Creek has been voted the 2018 Pennsylvania River of the Year. The public was invited to vote online, choosing from among five waterways nominated...

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FC Council President Reviews 2017 and Plans for 2018

January 4, 2018The Kittanning Paper

In her final comments during the last public meeting of Ford City Borough Council, Council President Carol Fenyes reflected on a few of the items accomplished during 2017. The following is from her notes obtained by the Kittanning Paper: …...

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