Category: Trails & Recreation
Help Decide 2022’s River of the Year

Help Decide 2022’s River of the Year

January 11, 2022By: Lily Jones

Voting ends this Friday (January 14th) for the 2022 River of the Year award. The winner of the award receives funding for celebratory events, including a River of the Year sojourn. Presented each year since 1983, the River of the...

Promoting Wellness and Love for the Outdoors

Promoting Wellness and Love for the Outdoors

December 21, 2021By: Rachael Stark

Research shows that outdoor activity can benefit your physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness, so it’s easy to understand why a health network like St. Luke’s would have an interest in the outdoors. After conducting a local health survey, researchers at...

Pennsylvania Legacies #158

Pennsylvania Legacies #158

December 20, 2021By: Lily Jones

Interest in the outdoors skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic, opening the doors for big investments in recreation, conservation, and climate. Most recently, billions in new funding for outdoor recreation and alternative transportation are now available with last month’s passage of...

See You Next Year

See You Next Year

December 14, 2021By: Lily Jones

The Great Allegheny Passage is one of Western Pennsylvania’s major tourist destinations, and one of the country’s most popular rail trails. It receives over a million visits each year, and that number only continues to grow. Over its 150 miles...

Where will Pennsylvania’s next river of the year be found?

December 10, 2021Penn Live

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources recently revealed the 4 waterways nominated across the state. The Catawissa Creek in Columbia, Luzerne and Schuylkill counties; Connoquenessing Creek in Beaver and Butler counties; French Creek in Crawford, Erie, Mercer and...

Voting has begun for 2022 Pennsylvania River of the Year

Voting has begun for 2022 Pennsylvania River of the Year

December 9, 2021By: Lily Jones

Voting is now open for the 2022 River of the Year. In November, watershed organizations had the opportunity to nominate their waterway for consideration. Any navigable waterway in Pennsylvania is eligible for the distinction. The nominations considered each waterway’s conservation...

DEP Accepting Applications for 2022 Governor’s Awards

DEP Accepting Applications for 2022 Governor’s Awards

December 7, 2021By: Josh Raulerson

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is now accepting applications for the 2022 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence. “These awards bring much-deserved recognition to environmental stewards who, project by project, improve Pennsylvania,” said DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell. “Whether they’re boots...

Pennsylvania Legacies #157

Pennsylvania Legacies #157

December 3, 2021By: Lily Jones

From the formation of fossil fuel deposits to the tectonic ballet that gave us the Appalachian Mountains, geologic events occurring hundreds of millions of years ago made the Keystone State what it is today. These events also created the distinctive...

Local waterways nominated for 2022 River of the Year

December 1, 2021The Times

Voting is now open for the 2022 River of the Year through the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The four nominees are Catawissa Creek, French Creek and, locally, Connoquenessing Creek and Monongahela River. Voting can be done at...