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2012-06-11 10:22:29

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the recent confirmation of the invasive aquatic alga known as didymo, or "rock snot," in the Youghiogheny River, Fayette County, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and Department of Conservation and Natural Resources are reminding anglers and boaters that cleaning their gear is the easiest, most effective means of preventing its spread to other waters. During the past two months, state officials have documented didymo...

2011-08-31 10:25:00

OHIOPYLE BOROUGH, Pa., Aug. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ohiopyle Borough, the portal to busy Ohiopyle State Park, today celebrated newly completed improvements that will enhance visitor safety and the quality of life for residents. Local, state and federal officials joined in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for major improvements to Stewart on the Green Community Park. They also hailed recent enhancements to Route 381, which handles more than one million annual visitors. "These...

2008-09-19 00:00:16

By Chris Foreman The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy on Wednesday bought a 197- acre tract bordering Ohiopyle State Park for $760,000 in funding provided from the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The property at 209 Ohiopyle Road in Stewart in Fayette County was owned by the Passavant Joint Declaration of Trust. Upon closing, the conservancy conveyed the property to DCNR as a permanent addition to the popular park, which encompasses more than 19,000 acres....

2008-09-01 00:03:06

By Barbara Hollenbaugh Twenty years ago, a group of local musicians approached the rangers at Ohiopyle State Park about holding a small concert there. The rangers agreed and the Music in the Mountains Festival was born. Barbara Wallace, naturalist at Ohiopyle, said that the mission of the festival is to "showcase local musicians and interpret the history of Ohiopyle State Park and the surrounding area." Wallace said she is pleased with the way the program has grown. "When this festival...