Latest Bureau of State Parks Stories

2011-05-10 10:54:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources today named Bob Deffner as manager of Gifford Pinchot State Park, York County. He is former manager of the R.B. Winter State Park Complex in Union County. "Bob brings a solid administrative background to his latest state park assignment, and his enthusiasm and public relations skills will only improve the visitor experience at Gifford Pinchot," said Bureau of State Parks Director...

2009-10-05 12:38:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of efforts to practice conservation, rangers in Pennsylvania state parks are now using lead-free ammunition for training and practice, according to the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. "Lead is banned in gasoline, children's toys and paint because of its potentially harmful impacts," said John Norbeck, director of the Bureau of State Parks. "Lead bullets can be a source of soil and groundwater contamination,...

Word of the Day
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.