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Category: Trails & Recreation

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...

Allegheny River voted Pennsylvania River of the Year for 2017

January 12, 2017GoErie.com

The Allegheny River in western Pennsylvania has been voted the 2017 Pennsylvania River of the Year. The general public was invited to vote online Nov. 14-Dec.19, choosing from among four waterways nominated across the state, according to a press release...

Tri-County Rails to Trails to hold annual meeting

January 12, 2017The Courier-Express

BROCKWAY — Brockway finds itself in the unique – and enviable – position of having several trails converge in the community. Those trails could eventually blend with an ambitious effort to create a 1,400-mile Industrial Heartland Rail-to-Trail that will include...

Trail Connection extends circuit trails in Bucks County

December 22, 2016The Intelligencer

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council and Bucks County Transportation Management Association hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of a new segment of the Delaware and Lehigh Trail (D&L) in Bristol, Pennsylvania. The celebration took place on Green Lane...

New section of Susquehanna Warrior Trail Dedicated

October 22, 2016The Citizens Voice

PLYMOUTH TWP. — The region’s expanding system of hiking and biking trails provides great “places to play in and to pray in,” according to Sean Baker of the Susquehanna Warrior Trail Council. Baker served as master of ceremonies Friday at...

Environmentalists recognized at annual Evening for NEPA’s Environment

October 20, 2016Times Leader

WILKES-BARRE —To Janet Sweeney, the Evening for Northeast Pennsylvania’s Environment on Thursday night was the culmination of a year’s worth of work of protecting our environment, promoting the natural assets of the region and, with the aid of her associates,...

Pedal Power: Groups Look to Build on Millions of Dollars That Bike Trails Bring

September 21, 2016Tribune-Democrat

Members of environmental groups, nonprofits and state agencies, among others, gathered Tuesday at the Morguen Toole Company bed-and-breakfast in Meyersdale to learn how to support trail development in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Environmental Council, the Pennsylvania Recreation & Park Society and...

University of Scranton Extreme Physiology at Pecks Pond

University of Scranton Extreme Physiology at Pecks Pond

August 1, 2016WNEP 16

Through a collaboration with the Pocono Forest and Waters Conservation Landscape, the University of Scranton offered an “Extreme Physiology, NEPA Edition” course this summer, challenging students to learn about fitness and the area’s natural resources while traversing the region’s trails...

Extreme Physiology, NEPA Edition

Extreme Physiology, NEPA Edition

August 1, 2016Scranton Times-Tribune

Through a collaboration with the Pocono Forest and Waters Conservation Landscape, the University of Scranton offered an “Extreme Physiology, NEPA Edition” course this summer, challenging students to learn about fitness and the area’s natural resources while traversing the region’s trails...

Bill Would Open Up State Parks to Private Businesses

June 30, 2016The Allegheny Front

On Tuesday, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives rejected a bill that could have paved the way for private water slides, golf courses and even amusement parks within state parks. The bill would have created a system for the Department of...