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2013-11-06 16:23:13

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Acting Secretary Ellen Ferretti today invited Pennsylvanians to enjoy the 2.5 million acres of state park and forest lands available for outdoor enjoyment on the upcoming extended Veterans Day holiday weekend. Ferretti noted there are more than 20 recreational and educational programs being held in state parks over the weekend, some of them especially for veterans and their families....

2012-09-18 06:21:55

CHAPMAN TOWNSHIP, Pa., Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Richard Allan today joined in officially unveiling a lifesize bronze statue of a Civilian Conservation Corps worker as a monument to the corps and its work to transform the state forests, parks and natural areas of Pennsylvania and the United States. "From 1933 to 1942, hundreds of thousands of unemployed men worked in CCC camps throughout Pennsylvania," Allan said....

2012-08-10 06:20:51

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources' newly launched mobile website makes it easier for users of smartphones and tablet devices to connect with Pennsylvania's natural world while on-the-go. The new mobile site is found at http://m.dcnr.state.pa.us. "The new site offers expedient, informative details through a medium we know is being used more and more," said DCNR Deputy Secretary John Giordano. "We have seen...

2012-08-01 10:23:06

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is reminding citizens that there is still time to try camping at a Pennsylvania state park before summer comes to a close. DCNR is partnering with Gander Mountain to provide first-time campers with needed gear and a reservation for two nights at a participating state park for just $20. "Although the beginning of August starts the countdown to back-to-school, there's still time to...

2012-07-23 10:22:17

OIL CITY, Pa., July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today visited Oil Creek State Park and the Drake Well Museum during his three-day kayak tour through western Pennsylvania to promote Pennsylvania's vast natural resources and cultural heritage. Accompanied by First Lady Susan Corbett, the Governor toured the state park aboard the Oil Creek and Titusville Railroad on an excursion train. While aboard the train, the Governor and First Lady had their State...

2012-07-09 06:23:01

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources today named Andrew St. John as manager of the Canoe Creek State Park Complex, based in Blair County. He had been assigned as manager of the Susquehannock State Park Complex, headquartered in Lancaster County. "Andy brings to the Canoe Creek complex a solid list of managerial credentials that includes environmental instruction and planning, resource management, and the hands-on...

2012-06-27 06:21:53

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources will host a grand re-opening event for the Pickerel Point and Deerfield campgrounds at Promised Land State Park in Pike County on Friday, June 29. "Before being closed for renovations, Pickerel Point and Deerfield were some of the most popular camping destinations in the Pocono region, with many families returning year after year," DCNR Deputy Secretary for Parks and...

2012-06-26 06:21:26

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources today named Heather Bollinger as manager of the Colonel Denning State Park Complex based in Cumberland County. She had been assigned as a park manager in the Bureau of State Parks' Harrisburg headquarters. "Assigned to the bureau's resource management section, Heather demonstrated a keen eye for details and planning," said DCNR Secretary Richard Allan. "Her skills and...

2012-05-22 06:21:24

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Richard J. Allan today announced that the swimming beach at Kooser Lake in Kooser State Park, Somerset County, will be closed indefinitely due to unsafe conditions related to too much sedimentation and algae. "Our first priority is the safety of our visitors," Allan said. "DCNR is working diligently with other public and private partners to develop an action plan for...

2012-05-16 06:22:32

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is again partnering with Gander Mountain to provide first-time campers with needed gear and a reservation for two nights at a participating state park for just $20. "This is the second year we are offering this hands-on instruction on camping and we've added five additional parks to the original 14," DCNR Secretary Richard Allan said. "You can't beat this offer as far as...