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Sep 15, 2014, 11:30 ET

Nominations Being Accepted for 2015 Trail of the Year, Members for Trail Advisory Committee

Pennsylvanians are being asked to nominate their favorite trail for the 2015 Trail of the Year, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources...

Jul 10, 2014, 16:00 ET

DCNR Contests Aim to Foster Interest in Environment, Outdoor Activities

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Ellen Ferretti today announced two contests to foster the goals of Kids in Nature, a...

Jun 05, 2014, 10:50 ET

Pennsylvania Trails in the Spotlight for National Trails Day on June 7

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Ellen Ferretti is inviting all Pennsylvanians to discover, celebrate and learn about...

May 30, 2014, 12:52 ET

Schuylkill River Celebration Highlights 'Pa. Rivers Month' Activities

Plans for fun on the Schuylkill River -- from canoes and kayaks slicing though headwaters to leisurely tube floats in urban environs -- is expected...

May 29, 2014, 11:33 ET

Pennsylvania Celebrates 'Get Outdoors Month' with Myriad Events

 Outdoor recreation areas across Pennsylvania will be hosting special events and activities during June as part of a statewide Get Outdoors...

May 23, 2014, 10:05 ET

Pennsylvania's Hiking Week Showcasing State's Trails, Walkways

Hikers can pick their pace and path through Pennsylvania's bountiful outdoors when Hiking Week 2014 begins on Saturday, May 24, offering...

May 22, 2014, 10:16 ET

DCNR to Resume Spraying Woodlands to Combat Gypsy Moth Damage

The cool, wet weather of spring 2013 has emerged as a strong ally of state woodland managers as they prepare to combat remnants of a statewide...

May 20, 2014, 10:00 ET

Pennsylvania DCNR Announces Grants Available for Protecting Non-Game Species

The Wild Resource Conservation Program is accepting applications for grants to protect the state's native biodiversity. The program, overseen by...

May 06, 2014, 11:10 ET

DCNR and Partners Unveil Get Outdoors PA to Connect Citizens with Close-to-Home Recreation Events

Thousands of guided outdoor recreation events this year – from after work hikes to family fishing programs to night-time paddles – will...

Apr 30, 2014, 12:03 ET

Pennsylvanians Invited to Complete Online Outdoor Recreation Survey

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Ellen Ferretti today encouraged Pennsylvanians to share what they like to do outdoors in...

Apr 22, 2014, 11:28 ET

DCNR Launches Kids in Nature to Engage Children in Learning About Natural Resources, Playing Outdoors

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Ellen Ferretti at Nescopeck State Park today unveiled Kids in Nature, renewing a focus...

Apr 16, 2014, 10:00 ET

Pennsylvania DCNR Releases First Report on Monitoring the Impacts of Shale Gas Development on State Forest Lands

 Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Ellen Ferretti today announced the release of the department's first Shale Gas...

Apr 11, 2014, 15:10 ET

Pennsylvania DCNR Warns Anglers, Others of High Woodland Fire Danger

Pennsylvania's statewide trout season begins on April 12, prompting the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to urge anglers and other...

Mar 21, 2014, 14:23 ET

Pennsylvania DCNR Gauging Past Frigid Winter's Effect on Forest Insect Pests

The past winter of seemingly unending snowstorms and frigid temperatures has proved to be a strong ally for state woodland managers battling the...

Mar 18, 2014, 12:13 ET

Pennsylvania DCNR's Wild Resource Conservation Program Helps Fund Groundbreaking Study of Snowy Owls

 Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Ellen Ferretti today announced that DCNR's Wild Resource Conservation Program is...

Mar 12, 2014, 12:04 ET

Pennsylvania's DCNR Announces Funding to Help Volunteer Firefighters

With the approach of spring and increased risk of forest and brush fires across the state, federal grants are now available to help Pennsylvania's...

Feb 26, 2014, 12:23 ET

Statewide Pennsylvania Workshops Planned to Target Invasive Emerald Ash Borer

Methods to combat an invasive insect pest proving deadly to Pennsylvania's ash trees will be showcased in the coming months in a series of...

Feb 19, 2014, 14:10 ET

Pennsylvania DCNR Adds Winter Activity Information to Its Interactive Online Map

If winter weather has you wanting to strap on snowshoes or cross-country skis, or try ice fishing for the first time, the Department of...

Jan 28, 2014, 13:15 ET

Independent Review Hails Management of Pennsylvania's State Forests

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Ellen Ferretti today released results of an independent review team's annual study of...

Jan 27, 2014, 13:09 ET

Redbank Valley in Western Pa. is 2014 Trail of the Year

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Ellen Ferretti today announced...