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DCNR, Partners say Local Parks, Recreation are "Good for You, Good for All"

 The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and the Pennsylvania Park and Recreation Society (PRPS) are inviting...

Sep 02, 2015, 11:00 ET

Investments in Water Efficiency Paying Off During Drought

Drought conditions in California have been hard on most farmers and ranchers. But thanks to irrigation improvements, which agricultural producers...

Aug 11, 2015, 15:08 ET

Pennsylvania DCNR Renames Lackawanna State Forest District In Honor of Gifford Pinchot

 The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources today renamed Lackawanna State Forest District in honor of Gifford Pinchot in a move...

Jul 31, 2015, 09:48 ET

Lake at Cowans Gap State Park Reopening to Swimming

 The Pennsylvania departments of Health and Conservation and Natural Resources today announced that, effective Saturday, Aug. 1, swimming will...

Jul 23, 2015, 11:02 ET

DCNR Releases Update to Shale Gas Monitoring Report

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today updated members of the Natural Gas Advisory Committee on the...

Jul 22, 2015, 17:43 ET

Health Concerns Close Lake at Cowans Gap State Park to Swimming; Park Remains Open

The Pennsylvania departments of Health and Conservation and Natural Resources today announced that the beach at Cowans Gap State Park, Fulton...

Jul 16, 2015, 13:39 ET

Pennsylvania 'Prowl the Sproul' State Forest Hiking Activities Set for July 24-26

 The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources' Bureau of Forestry invites hikers and other visitors to again sample the rugged beauty...

Jul 13, 2015, 11:10 ET
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Planning for the Future of the Planet Starts Today

The Nature Conservancy, one of the world's leading conservation organizations, announced that students from its Leaders in Environmental Action for...

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 27, 2015, 12:02 ET

Landowners Encouraged to Apply for Regional Conservation Projects

 Funding is now available for private landowners to conserve and protect their land as part of six new regional conservation projects in...

May 20, 2015, 15:05 ET

California Dairy Farmer Provides Habitat for 15,000 Imperiled Birds

Frank Mendonsa, a dairy farmer in Tipton, Calif., and the President of Western United Dairymen was recognized today for his significant...

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...

May 05, 2015, 17:03 ET

USDA Announces up to $235 Million for Partnered Conservation Program

 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced an investment of up to $235 million to improve the nation's water quality, combat drought,...

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 22, 2015, 14:07 ET

Nature Conservancy of Canada receives Earth Day Award

Selected by Canada's Top 100 Employers TORONTO, April 22, 2015 /CNW/ - The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has earned a national honor....