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2010-05-10 10:00:00

Letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson from 40 Groups Anticipates Content of EPA Plan Due Wednesday; Emphasis Placed on Meeting December Deadline for Bay Pollution Load Rule. WASHINGTON, May 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just two days before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is due to outline its "Strategy for Protecting and Restoring the Chesapeake Bay" on May 12, 2010, a broad coalition of 40 national and regional groups is urging the federal agency "to exercise leadership...

2010-05-06 08:22:00

Benchmark Report Details Restoration of Water Quality, Fish Population HARRISBURG, Pa., May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twenty years of coordinated efforts to restore life to the West Branch Susquehanna River in north-central Pennsylvania have led to marked improvements in water quality, as well increases in fish populations and diversity that are detailed in a benchmark study announced today by Trout Unlimited. The study was coordinated by Trout Unlimited in cooperation with the...

2010-04-22 13:50:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Marking the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding today praised Pennsylvania's farmers for striving to conserve natural resources and reduce pollution flowing into the state's waterways and the Chesapeake Bay. During a visit to Chester County, Redding helped plant trees on a stream bank at Mason's Chrome View Dairy in Nottingham and reviewed conservation best management practices in place at the John C....

2010-04-20 09:26:00

Green In-Store Events, Clean Up Projects, and Earth Day Celebrations to Occur This Week LANDOVER, Md., April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Giant Food of Landover, Md. is teaming up with community partner Anacostia Watershed Society (AWS) to clean up the environment and celebrate Earth Day's 40th anniversary April 23 and 24. Fifteen Giant stores located in the Watershed will host in-store activities, storm drain stenciling, plant trees around the stores, and clean up the neighborhoods they serve....

2010-04-16 12:07:00

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Top officials from the Pentagon, the Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency today participated in the 2010 Earth and Arbor Day celebration at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. Mr. Tad Davis, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Environment, Safety and Occupational Health, highlighted the daily environmental stewardship efforts of the Army with respect to the public resources entrusted to it. He also called...

2010-04-13 12:09:00

Trout Opener Prompts Reminder on Wildfire Dangers, State Forest Road Closures HARRISBURG, Pa., April 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A newly reopened Poe Valley State Park and its lake - once again stocked with trout -- await anglers traveling to central and northern Pennsylvania for Saturday's opening of the regular trout season. The park in Centre County was closed four years ago for a large-scale rehabilitation project. It is now accepting reservations for its camping season that begins...

2010-03-11 10:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A cooperative partnership that includes the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is helping local organizations protect and conserve Pennsylvania's coldwater stream habitats - waterways that are critical to the health of the state's wild trout fisheries. The Coldwater Heritage Partnership - which also includes Pennsylvania Trout Unlimited, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, and the Foundation for Pennsylvania...

2010-01-14 16:46:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service's Acting State Conservationist, Dave Brown, is encouraging Pennsylvania agricultural producers located within the Chesapeake Bay watershed to apply for conservation assistance under the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Initiative (CBWI). "CBWI offers technical and financial assistance to help producers implement a system of core conservation practices to help control erosion, and to minimize excess...

2009-10-28 09:01:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Agriculture producers in the Chesapeake Bay watershed and the general public are invited to learn more about a federal executive order and recommendations aimed at protecting the bay, acting Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding said today. The session at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29, will take place at the Adams County Agricultural and Natural Resources Center, 670 Old Harrisburg Road, Gettysburg. "For years the department has...

2009-09-08 09:00:00

Sterile From Mine Drainage for 100 Years, Creek Now Supports Thriving Fishery HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger today announced that DEP has petitioned to have Babb Creek in Tioga County removed from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's list of impaired streams, culminating two decades of work to restore a stream that had been dead for more than a century. Babb Creek winds through some of the most remote country in...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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