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Category: Communities & Landscapes

DCNR secretary visits with conservationists at Laurel Hill

April 28, 2017Daily American (Somerset)

A crowd of conservationists entered Lakeside Lodge at Scenic View at Laurel Hill Friday morning in “a raucous fervor.” State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Park Manager Mike Mumau approvingly described the energy at the event, which was dubbed...

Celebrating the Earth

April 24, 2017Citizens' Voice (Wilkes-Barre)

The Riverfront Parks Committee hosted an Earth Day celebration Friday along the Susquehanna River. Participants explored the Kirby Park Natural Area, learning about the importance of riparian forests and the wildlife found there. The event was made possible with support...

Volunteers plant trees in Pinchot State Forest to celebrate Earth Day

April 24, 2017Times-Leader (Wilkes-Barre)

PLYMOUTH TWP. — Nearly 200 volunteers got down and dirty Friday, planting roughly 4,000 trees in celebration of Earth Day. Volunteers made their way up the rocky terrain in the Pinchot State Forest on Friday morning, holding buckets full of...

Mining Scars Receive Earth Day Makeover

April 24, 2017Shamokin News-Item

BEAR GAP — Several acres of damaged former mine sites in the Roaring Creek Tract of the Weiser State Forest received an Earth Day restoration Saturday with volunteers planting more than 3,500 seedlings that will improve water quality in the...

Allegheny is River of the Year in Pennsylvania

March 18, 2017Bradford Era

Among the most biologically diverse watersheds in Pennsylvania — and a federally designated National Wild and Scenic Recreation River — the Allegheny River is the 2017 Pennsylvania River of the Year. The Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers invited the...

Freeport to look at stadium use

January 24, 2017Valley News Dispatch

Freeport Borough could be deciding the future of venerable Swartz Memorial Stadium over the next few months. The borough will be receiving a $90,000 grant from the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, with Freeport kicking in $20,000 as...