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Jun 30, 2015, 16:44 ET

DCNR Celebrating 20th Anniversary with New Outreach Tool

For the month of July, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of its creation with a digital...

Jun 12, 2015, 09:57 ET

June Events Highlight Importance and Economic Impact of Pennsylvania's Outdoors

Outdoor recreation areas across Pennsylvania are hosting special events and activities during June as part of a statewide Great Outdoors Month...

Jun 11, 2015, 14:15 ET

Ceremony Officially Opens Ohiopyle State Park Office/Laurel Highlands Falls Area Visitor Center

 Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today joined state and local officials and many civic partners in...

May 29, 2015, 10:16 ET

Nearly 100 Hikes Planned To Showcase Pennsylvania's Trails, Walkways

New and experienced hikers can pick their pace and path through Pennsylvania's bountiful outdoors in one of nearly 100 organized hikes across the...

May 06, 2015, 13:22 ET

First-Time Campers to Find Special Deal at Many Pa. State Parks

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is providing first-time campers with needed gear and a reservation for two nights at a...

Apr 28, 2015, 08:58 ET

Pennsylvania DCNR to Expand 'Clean Air Beach Program' to Eight State Parks

 After a successful two-year operation of a pilot smoke-free beach at a state park in Cumberland County, the Department of Conservation and...

Apr 23, 2015, 13:25 ET

DCNR, Harrisburg Senators Teaming Up for Harrisburg Area Trees

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Harrisburg Senators are teaming up to show the value of planting trees in special...

Apr 23, 2015, 13:20 ET

DCNR Announces Local Changes To Horseback Riding in Elk State Forest

In an effort to further safeguard natural resources and enhance the experience of all trail-users, the Department of Conservation and Natural...

Apr 21, 2015, 16:35 ET

PennDOT, Conservation and Natural Resources Partnership to Save Time, Resources

 Starting this month, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) vehicles at seven state parks and one state forest will be...

Apr 14, 2015, 11:38 ET

Pennsylvania DCNR Warning Anglers, Others of High Wildfire Danger

 With the approach of Pennsylvania's traditional statewide trout season opener on April 18, and a rash of recent wildfires, the Department of...

Apr 09, 2015, 16:03 ET

DCNR's TreeVitalize Program Aiding Community Tree-Planting Efforts

Communities across Pennsylvania will become a little greener this spring thanks to the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources'...

Apr 08, 2015, 10:22 ET

DCNR to Continue Regular Surveying to Determine Trends in Sustainable Forestry, Timber Industry

 Using recently compiled data as a baseline, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Acting Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today announced...

Apr 03, 2015, 12:57 ET

Construction to begin at Poe Paddy Tunnel along Penns Creek

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 3, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Anglers, hikers and other outdoors enthusiasts are reminded repair work soon will be...

Mar 13, 2015, 18:35 ET

Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Declares March 15-21 Wildfire Prevention Week

Governor Tom Wolf has proclaimed March 15-21 as Wildfire Prevention Week in Pennsylvania, noting drying March winds and warming temperatures...

Mar 03, 2015, 15:16 ET

Pennsylvania Governor's Budget Invests in Energy Development, Conservation of State Environmental and Recreational Resources

Governor Tom Wolf's 2015-16 Budget released today will make Pennsylvania an energy leader through new investments to take full and responsible...

Feb 11, 2015, 15:20 ET

Heritage Rail Trail in York County is Pennsylvania's 2015 Trail of the Year

 Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the Heritage Rail Trail in York County is the 2015 Trail of the Year in Pennsylvania. "I'm...

Feb 04, 2015, 17:06 ET

Improvements Make Pennsylvania State Park Online Reservation More Consumer-Friendly

 Conservation and Natural Resources Acting Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today announced that the department is upgrading its online system for...

Jan 08, 2015, 12:56 ET

Pennsylvania DCNR to Resume Spraying Woodlands to Combat Gypsy Moth Damage

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – State woodland managers again are preparing to combat the potential damage from...

Dec 29, 2014, 14:02 ET

Pennsylvania Celebrates Winter Trails Day with Get Outdoors PA Events

Outdoor recreation areas across Pennsylvania will be hosting special events and activities Jan. 10 as part of Get Outdoors PA's celebration of...

Dec 11, 2014, 11:39 ET

Pa. State Parks, Forests Offer Visitors a Winter Playground

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