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2012-08-16 23:01:55

Event kicks off an impressive series of fall activities taking place during the 150th Commemoration of the American Civil War´s 1862 Maryland Campaign. Frederick, Maryland (PRWEB) August 17, 2012 On September 4, 2012 the world premiere of the documentary film "Maryland´s Heart of the Civil War" debuts during “Frederick Occupied: Civil War Comes to Maryland,” a special event at the Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick, Maryland. This kicks off an impressive series...

2012-07-09 06:23:27

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At today's annual Chesapeake Bay Executive Council meeting, Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Mike Krancer reported on Pennsylvania's continuing efforts to improve the condition of the bay. The Chesapeake Executive Council, which met this year in Gunston Hall, Va., includes officials from Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia, the Chesapeake Bay Commission and the U.S. Environmental Protection...

2012-05-22 06:24:26

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today signed the following bills: House Bill 1862 (P.N. 2400) - This bill designates the bridge carrying State Route 607 over Freeman Run in the Borough of Austin, Potter County, as the Capt. Edgar E. Nuschke Memorial Bridge. This legislation also designates the bridge carrying State Route 872 over the East Fork of Sinnemahoning Creek in Wharton Township, Potter County, as the Private First Class...

2012-04-25 06:21:28

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today announced the investment of $115 million in 28 non-point source, drinking water, and wastewater projects in 17 counties. "These projects will significantly contribute to improved waterways, including the Chesapeake Bay, and will also create hundreds of new jobs that are so vital to our local communities," Governor Corbett said. "These projects serve the dual purposes of responsible environmental...

2012-04-12 23:01:08

The Environmental Protection Agency and American Rivers announce the six recipients of $1,373,119 in environmental grants to benefit communities, and protect rivers and clean water in the Potomac Highlands region of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. The Highlands region is the headwaters of the Potomac River, which flows through the nation´s capital. Frostburg, MD (PRWEB) April 12, 2012 The Environmental Protection Agency and American Rivers today announced the six...

2012-04-06 10:20:12

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection will begin its annual black fly control aerial spray program on Monday, April 9, starting with nearly 220 stream miles in several mid-state counties. The spraying will take place on the Juniata River in Dauphin, Juniata, Mifflin and Perry counties; Conewago Creek in York County; Conodoguinet Creek in Cumberland County; and Penns Creek in Snyder and Union counties. DEP uses BTI, a naturally...

2012-03-23 06:20:53

Next Auction Planned for June 13 HARRISBURG, Pa., March 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) and the Department of Environmental Protection, along with financial information services company Markit, has held the first "forward" auction in 2012 for the sale and purchase of nutrient credits in Pennsylvania's Chesapeake Bay watershed. A "forward" auction means that the certified credits sold on March 21 will be delivered later...

2012-01-27 12:22:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A long-awaited construction project that will see trails, parking areas and bridges installed at Swatara State Park in Lebanon and Schuylkill counties is now underway, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources said today. "Long identified as 'undeveloped,' this gem of a state park comprised of woodlands and meadows straddling Swatara Creek is targeted for the type of improvements its visitors have requested," said DCNR...

2011-11-21 10:23:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --Expedition Chesapeake is making waves on the web. Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts today unveiled a new website at www.expeditionchesapeake.org for the Center's $10 million initiative to entertain, educate and engage the 17 million residents of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The website adds to the project's Facebook and Twitter presence and includes a host of features designed to bring the Chesapeake Bay watershed and the project to...

2011-10-12 13:34:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) broke ground today on its largest construction project ever, and the District's largest since Metro was built. The $2.6 billion Clean Rivers Project aims to nearly eliminate combined sewer overflows to the Anacostia and Potomac rivers and Rock Creek, also improving the health of the Chesapeake Bay. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, go to:...