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2014-07-10 16:21:59

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Ellen Ferretti today announced two contests to foster the goals of Kids in Nature, a department-wide effort to introduce more families to outdoor adventures. "As part of our Kids in Nature program, we will be offering contests designed to draw families to Pennsylvania's state parks and state forestlands," Ferretti said. "Running simultaneously over the next several...

2014-06-05 12:23:59

Discover and Learn About PA's Trails at ExplorePAtrails.com HARRISBURG, Pa., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Ellen Ferretti is inviting all Pennsylvanians to discover, celebrate and learn about trails throughout the state on National Trails Day, June 7. "From Philadelphia to Erie and all points in-between, Pennsylvania has thousands of miles of trails available to connect citizens with the wonders of the outdoors,"...

2014-05-30 12:23:04

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Plans for fun on the Schuylkill River -- from canoes and kayaks slicing though headwaters to leisurely tube floats in urban environs -- is expected to draw hundreds of paddlers, campers and other outdoors enthusiasts to a rebounding waterway named River of the Year for 2014. "When a state designates a waterway for this honor, it also is saluting the communities, conservation groups and individual citizens all working for its...

2014-05-29 12:23:23

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Outdoor recreation areas across Pennsylvania will be hosting special events and activities during June as part of a statewide Get Outdoors Month observance, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Ellen Ferretti said today. "The Get Outdoors Month celebration gives our bureaus of state parks and forestry, as well as other outdoor recreation facilities, a chance to showcase what they offer to so many across...

2014-05-23 12:21:53

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hikers can pick their pace and path through Pennsylvania's bountiful outdoors when Hiking Week 2014 begins on Saturday, May 24, offering participants a variety of organized hikes across the state. "Pennsylvania Hiking Week is a great time to explore the commonwealth's numerous hiking trails," said Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Ellen Ferretti. "Whether you like to hike alone or with a group, spring...

2014-05-20 12:23:45

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Wild Resource Conservation Program is accepting applications for grants to protect the state's native biodiversity. The program, overseen by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, safeguards Pennsylvania's non-game animals, native plants and their habitat. It has awarded more than 1,800 grants in support of research, conservation and education projects across Pennsylvania. Grant applications will be...

2014-05-06 12:23:45

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thousands of guided outdoor recreation events this year - from after work hikes to family fishing programs to night-time paddles - will connect people to enriching outdoor experiences through the newly expanded Get Outdoors PA program, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Ellen Ferretti announced today. Beginning this weekend, several partners will be holding "GO" Days on weekends in May and June across the state...

2014-04-30 12:24:39

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Ellen Ferretti today encouraged Pennsylvanians to share what they like to do outdoors in a 5-minute, online survey that will assist with planning. DCNR is working with experts across the state to develop the next Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (2014-18), which will help to guide future recreation investments, policies and facilities. "Five years...

2014-04-22 12:23:59

DRUMS, Pa., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Ellen Ferretti at Nescopeck State Park today unveiled Kids in Nature, renewing a focus on getting Pennsylvania's families to spend more time enjoying the outdoors. To celebrate Earth Day, Ferretti spent an hour talking with the 8th grade students from the Hazleton Area School District attending a full-day program at the park about protecting watersheds. "Well-documented...

2014-04-16 12:23:24

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Ellen Ferretti today announced the release of the department's first Shale Gas Monitoring Report that outlines its efforts to track, detect and report on the impacts of gas development on Pennsylvania's state forest lands. The 265-page document is available on the DCNR website at www.dcnr.state.pa.us, choose "Forestry" under "Quick Links" and then "Shale Gas Monitoring...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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