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State Park Visitor Numbers Remain at Record-Breaking High Through Early Autumn

October 22, 2020NorthcentralPA.com

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, September visitor numbers at State Parks broke all existing records with a 31% increase over last year – 4.7 million guests compared to last year’s 3.6 million. Eight parks experienced...

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ARC to Invest $1.5 Million in Pennsylvania Trails

October 14, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 14, 2020     CONTACT: Josh Raulerson, Director of Communications EMAIL: [email protected]   ARC to Invest $1.5 Million in Pennsylvania Trails  Funding Will Spur Construction Along Erie-to-Pittsburgh, PA Wilds Corridors PITTSBURGH – Trail projects in northwestern...

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State’s newest greenway links the Schuylkill and Susquehanna rivers

September 18, 2020Penn Live

The state Department of Conservation and Natural Resourcestoday announced the official designation of the Schuylkill to Susquehanna Greenway as a Statewide Major Greenway. The 85-mile greenway spans Chester, Lancaster and Montgomery counties and allows users to travel between the Schuylkill...

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TrailOff Mobile App Premieres September 2020 During FringeArts Festival

August 11, 2020Broadway World

TrailOff is a new mobile app premiering in September of 2020 during the fall’s FringeArts Festival that brings its users a cutting edge artistic experience that is equal parts immersive theater, GPS-triggered technological “magic” and connection to nature. This mixed...

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2020 GAP Relay Goes Greener

July 29, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 29, 2020   CONTACT: Josh Raulerson, Director of Communications EMAIL: [email protected]   2020 GAP Relay Goes Greener Sustainability partnership increases offsets for event-related climate and watershed impacts   PITTSBURGH ­­– The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) has...

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COVID-19’s impact on trail usage

July 14, 2020North Central PA

“Across Pennsylvania, in both rural and urban areas, people got outside in unprecedented numbers following the rise of the pandemic,” reveals a new study on local trail usage. The Pennsylvania Environmental Council, or PEC, works to improve and create more...

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State Parks continue to see surge in visitors

June 28, 2020Fox 56 WOLF

Pennsylvania’s 121 State Parks are seeing a surge in visitors this year, including right here in Luzerne County. According to park officials at Frances Slocum State Park, in May it saw a visitor increase of more than 40 percent. “On...

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POWR announces 2020 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grant Awards

June 18, 2020

For Immediate Release: June 18, 2020 Contact: Janet Sweeney, POWR Phone: 570-718-6507 Email: [email protected]   POWR announces 2020 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grant Awards Luzerne – The Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020...

Report: PA Trail Use Surges Amid Lockdowns
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Report: PA Trail Use Surges Amid Lockdowns

June 9, 2020

State College — Pennsylvanians took to trails and greenways in unprecedented numbers during March and April, according to an analysis of 67 non-motorized trail systems throughout Pennsylvania. Research commissioned by the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) found that trail traffic spiked...

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County supports further development of Erie to Pittsburgh Trail

April 9, 2020Meadville Tribune

Crawford County commissioners have given their support to further development of the Erie to Pittsburgh Trail in eastern Crawford County at no cost to the county. At their video conferenced meeting Wednesday, commissioners unanimously approved a $1.5 million grant application...