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Feb 23, 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...


Feb 08, 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...


Jan 31, 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...


Jan 26, 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...


Jan 24, 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...


Jan 09, 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...


Jan 06, 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...


Dec 20, 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...


Dec 20, 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...


Dec 15, 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...


Dec 14, 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...


Dec 13, 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...


Dec 06, 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...


Nov 21, 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,...


Nov 10, 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...


Oct 31, 2016, 11:10 ET Pennsylvania DCNR Announces Key Appointments to Forestry Districts, State Nursery Overseen by Its Bureau of Forestry

The Bureau of Forestry has appointed two new district foresters to oversee operations of state forest districts in central and western...


Oct 28, 2016, 16:50 ET DCNR Offering Series of Workshops to Aid Grant Applicants, Inform Municipal Officials Across the State

In partnership with the Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society, the state Department of Conservation and Resources again will be offering free,...


Oct 17, 2016, 14:54 ET Nominations Being Accepted for 2017 Pa. Trail of the Year

Pennsylvanians are being asked to nominate their favorite trail for the 2017 Trail of the Year, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources...


Oct 14, 2016, 10:00 ET Pennsylvania DCNR Secretary, Rep. Hanna Announce Riding, Parking Improvements to ATV Trail in Centre County

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today joined state Rep. Mike Hanna in announcing riding and parking...


Oct 13, 2016, 11:00 ET Pennsylvania DCNR Secretary, Others Rename Penn Nursery In Honor of Environmentalist Mira Lloyd Dock

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today joined Bureau of Forestry officials and others in renaming the...


Oct 12, 2016, 10:00 ET Pennsylvania DCNR Secretary, Others Dedicate Former Lackawanna State Forest District in Honor of Gifford Pinchot

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today joined Bureau of Forestry officials and others in formally...


Sep 30, 2016, 15:22 ET PA DCNR Secretary, Others Dedicate French Creek State Park Phase of Big Woods Trail in Berks County

 Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today joined Bureau of State Parks officials and others in...


Sep 29, 2016, 10:50 ET Additional State Forest Roads Opening Across Pennsylvania For Hunting Seasons, Other Outdoor Activities

 Hunters and other outdoors enthusiasts heading into Pennsylvania's state-owned woodlands this autumn will find additional roads open in 18 of...


Sep 23, 2016, 07:49 ET Pennsylvania DCNR Secretary Invites National Public Lands Day Participation

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adam Dunn has extended an invitation to state park visitors to join her in a day...


Sep 19, 2016, 12:53 ET Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry Announces Funding for Rural Firefighters

 More than $604,000 in grants are being awarded to help Pennsylvania's rural communities guard against the threat of fires in forests and other...