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Category: Communities & Landscapes

100 tires and counting

July 20, 2018Pocono Record

DINGMANS FERRY — As they have every year for the past 29 years, Kittatinny Canoes spent Wednesday morning gearing up 50 canoes for volunteers to use while cleaning up the Delaware River. The 29th annual On and Under the Delaware...

Delaware River cleanup improves water quality

July 19, 2018New Jersey Herald

DINGMANS FERRY, Pa. — Nearly three decades of cleaning up the Delaware River between Barryville, N.Y., and the Delaware Water Gap has resulted in an unprecedented level of cleanliness in the water. That was the message participants in the 29th...

Annual Delaware River Cleanup in the Poconos

July 18, 2018WNEP-TV

DINGMAN TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Under a bright sunny sky, more than 100 volunteers took to the Delaware River in canoes and picked up trash along the way near Milford. It’s all part of the annual “On and Under the Delaware...

Park hosts 29th annual Delaware River clean-up on July 17

July 15, 2018New Jersey Herald

BUSHKILL, Pa. — The National Park Service is hosting the 29th annual On and Under the Delaware River Clean-up on Tuesday, July 17. The annual event, sponsored by the Milford-based Kittatinny Canoes, the oldest and largest canoe livery operator in...

Walking trail planned at Lowber mine drainage treatment system

April 23, 2018Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Walking around the six settling ponds and wetlands in Lowber should be easier this fall after the watershed group managing the mine drainage treatment system builds a trail around the Sewickley Township site. The Sewickley Creek Watershed Association hopes to...

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...

‘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...

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: …...

University of Scranton Receives Award

December 3, 2017Times-Tribune (Scranton)

The [University of Scranton’s] Sustainability Office received a Pennsylvania Environmental Council 2017 Partnership Award for its collaboration with area organizations on numerous community projects such as BikeScranton, as well as a food composting program and community garden. The award was...

Pennsylvania Environmental Council Awards University

November 14, 2017Royal News (University of Scranton)

The University of Scranton’s Sustainability Office received a Pennsylvania Environmental Council 2017 Partnership Award for its collaboration with area organizations on numerous community projects such as BikeScranton, as well as a food composting program and community garden. The award was...

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...

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