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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 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....

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 13, 2015, 15:34 ET

NRCS California Celebrates Earth Team Volunteer Week

 The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California is celebrating National Volunteer Week by thanking and honoring its Earth...

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, 17:20 ET

2015 Conservation Easement Applications for Agricultural lands and Wetlands Due May 15

 USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is currently accepting applications for the Agricultural Conservation Easements Program...

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...