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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...

2009-08-21 15:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection and the Fish and Boat Commission issued a joint $35,000 penalty against Clearwater Construction based in Mercer, Mercer County for numerous violations to state and federal regulations, including intentionally discharging concrete laden water into the Conewago Creek in York County. "By washing this concrete slurry into the creek, Clearwater Construction recklessly endangered the health of a vital...

2009-08-04 11:22:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) today announced more than $1.36 million in grants to develop and implement projects that benefit fishing, boating, and aquatic resources within the Sinnemahoning Creek Watershed in Cameron, Elk, Potter and McKean counties. The funding is available through a 2007 settlement agreement with Norfolk Southern as restitution for environmental damages from a June 30, 2006 train derailment in rural...

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2009-07-31 10:16:22

Pesticides from homes and farms contribute significantly to the deterioration of the Chesapeake Bay, U.S. scientists and public health experts said. More than 16 million people live around the Chesapeake Bay, the largest and most biologically diverse estuary in the United States, the Maryland Pesticide Network and the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future said Friday in a release. The Unaddressed Bay Polluter, a study sponsored by the groups, urges government agencies at all levels to...

2009-07-28 15:56:00

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa., July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is investigating a natural gas well leak at an East Resources well in McNett Township, Lycoming County. "East Resources is cooperating fully with our investigation, and has already implemented measures to stop the leak," said DEP Northcentral Regional Director Robert Yowell. "DEP staff will continue to work closely with East Resources and local emergency responders to ensure the...

2009-07-21 09:00:00

DOVER, Del., July 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (NYSE: CPK) announced today that it has received all public service commission regulatory approvals required for its merger with Florida Public Utilities Company (FPU) (NYSE Amex: FPU). On April 20, 2009, Chesapeake Utilities Corporation announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement with Florida Public Utilities. Chesapeake has received all approvals needed from the Delaware Public Service Commission...

2009-06-23 08:00:00

ALTOONA, Pa., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- With the official start of summer here, look no further than The Alleghenies for an outdoor adventure. With close proximity to Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Washington DC, and Philadelphia the region, The Alleghenies, located in Southcentral Pennsylvania, is perfectly situated for an affordable close to home weekend getaway. Visitors will find a wealth of opportunities including on- and off-road cycling, fishing, boating, spelunking, and the ability to explore...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'