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21 Apr, 2017, 13:30 ET Pennsylvania DCNR Secretary Visits Renovo to Learn Plans for River Access to West Branch of the Susquehanna

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today visited Renovo in the Pennsylvania Wilds to learn about...


20 Apr, 2017, 11:52 ET Wolf Administration Highlights Stream Buffers for Role in Protecting Pennsylvania Water Quality

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn and Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding today joined...


14 Apr, 2017, 12:00 ET Pennsylvania DCNR Warning Anglers, Others of High Woodland Fire Danger

With the approach of Pennsylvania's traditional statewide trout season opener on Saturday, April 15, and weather conditions that keep firefighters...


13 Apr, 2017, 11:47 ET Pennsylvania DCNR Officials Planning Prescribed Burns in State Parks, Forestlands

When weather conditions permit, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources will be conducting prescribed fires on selected state forests...


05 Apr, 2017, 13:13 ET Pennsylvania Wolf Administration Officials Celebrate Groundbreaking For Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor Bridge

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today joined Department of Transportation Secretary Leslie S. Richards,...


28 Mar, 2017, 12:30 ET Pennsylvania DCNR Secretary Names The Watershed Farm 2017 Green Park Award Winner

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today announced The Watershed Farm in Westmoreland County is the...


27 Mar, 2017, 14:00 ET Pennsylvania DCNR Officials, Educators and Students Launch 'Think Outside' Initiative at State Parks, Forests

Addressing educators and students at a state park near Carlisle, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today...


21 Mar, 2017, 12:36 ET New Season Bringing More 'Smoke-Free Beaches' To Pennsylvania State Parks

Visitors to state parks this upcoming summer season will find more swimming beaches designated as "smoke free" at the 121 state parks across the...


20 Mar, 2017, 14:42 ET Pennsylvania DCNR Secretary Urges Caution in the Outdoors to Prevent Wildfires

With the start of spring and Wildfire Prevention Week, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn warns the...


08 Mar, 2017, 14:17 ET DCNR Announces Improvements to Pennsylvania Groundwater Information System

To mark National Groundwater Awareness Week, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today announced some...


23 Feb, 2017, 11:46 ET DCNR Sets White-Water Release into Bucks County's Tohickon Creek

White-water boating enthusiasts once again will converge on Bucks County's Tohickon Creek Saturday and Sunday, March 18 and 19, when the Department...


08 Feb, 2017, 11:59 ET Pennsylvania DCNR Announces Aerial Spraying Plans to Suppress Gypsy Moths

The State Bureau of Forestry again is preparing for an aerial spraying effort to combat gypsy moth populations poised for spring outbreaks in the...


31 Jan, 2017, 12:35 ET PA DCNR Invites Students to Apply for Summer Environmental Careers Camp in Luzerne County

Young Pennsylvanians interested in pursuing environmental careers are invited to apply by April 15 for the Department of Conservation and Natural...


26 Jan, 2017, 13:42 ET Montour Trail Named Pennsylvania's 2017 Trail of the Year

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today announced the Montour Trail in Allegheny and Washington counties...


24 Jan, 2017, 12:12 ET Pennsylvania DCNR Announces $790,000 Investment to Plant Trees Along Streams to Improve Water Quality

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today announced an investment of $790,000 for 13 grants to plant...


09 Jan, 2017, 10:37 ET Allegheny Named Pennsylvania's 2017 River of the Year

Among the most biologically diverse watersheds in Pennsylvania, and a federally designated National Wild and Scenic Recreation River, the Allegheny...


06 Jan, 2017, 11:53 ET Pennsylvania DCNR Offers Webinar Series on Recreation and Conservation Grants, Green Infrastructure, Forest Riparian Buffers and More

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is offering a series of webinars offering training and technical assistance on its...


20 Dec, 2016, 14:06 ET State Park First Day Hikes Offering Invigorating Start to New Year

To promote a healthy start to the new year, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn will join hikers Jan. 1 at...


20 Dec, 2016, 12:36 ET DCNR Partners with Pa. Urban & Community Forestry Council To Provide Trees Throughout the State in 2017

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, in continued partnership with the Pa. Urban and Community Forestry Council, today announced...


15 Dec, 2016, 14:12 ET DCNR Announces $45 Million Investment to Improve Recreation, Community Revitalization Across Pennsylvania

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today announced an investment of $45 million for 261 projects across...


14 Dec, 2016, 13:13 ET Departments of Conservation and Natural Resources, Labor & Industry Expanding Pa. Outdoor Corps Employment Program

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today joined Department of Labor & Industry Secretary Kathy...


13 Dec, 2016, 12:01 ET Pa. State Parks, Forests Offering Visitors a Winter Playground

The calendar may say winter still is eight days away, but Pennsylvania's state forest and park systems again are rolling out the welcome mat for...


06 Dec, 2016, 13:00 ET Year in Review: DCNR Improves Customer Service, Expands Economic Impact of State Forests, State Parks

In a year marked by the renaming of major state forest and parklands in honor of three conservation icons, Department of Conservation and Natural...


21 Nov, 2016, 10:08 ET PA DCNR's Interactive Website Offering Hunters Wealth of Information

Timed for the Monday, Nov. 28, opening of Pennsylvania's traditional deer season, the state Bureau of Forestry reminds hunters a revamped,...


10 Nov, 2016, 11:06 ET Voting to Begin for Pennsylvania's 2017 River of the Year

The public is invited to again vote online for the 2017 Pennsylvania River of the Year, choosing from among four waterways nominated across the...