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2012-12-05 12:21:26

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has several holiday gift-giving ideas that are perfect for those who want to protect Pennsylvania's natural resources and enjoy state parks and forests. Holiday gift-givers can support Pennsylvania's 120 state parks by purchasing the 2013 special edition state park calendar that commemorates the 80(th) anniversary of the Civilian Conservation Corps. It...

2012-10-19 15:20:45

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Richard Allan today announced that he is appointing a 38-year veteran of the state park system to lead the Bureau of State Parks. David L. Kemmerer, who has risen through the management ranks and has served as assistant bureau director for the past eight years, will oversee Pennsylvania's system of 120 state parks and almost 300,000 acres. "Dave Kemmerer brings to this...

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...

2012-07-25 10:21:24

PHILADELPHIA, July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Conservation and Natural Resources officials will join city representatives and The Friends of Dickinson Square Park this evening in a celebration of wide-ranging renovations at the historic Dickinson Square Park in the Pennsport area of South Philadelphia. DCNR provided $350,000 in Community Conservation Partnership Program grant funds toward improvements on the 3-acre tract at Fourth and Tasker streets. "Partnership is...

2012-07-23 06:22:26

TIDIOUTE, Pa., July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today began a three-day kayak tour through Western Pennsylvania to promote Pennsylvania's vast natural resources and array of recreational opportunities. The Governor will be joined on the water by First Lady Susan Corbett and representatives of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). "Pennsylvania is a vast state with an abundance...

2012-07-05 10:22:13

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To cement the Bureau of Forestry's position as a leader in science- and ecological-based land management, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Deputy Secretary for Parks and Forestry Ellen Ferretti today announced that the Office of Conservation Science will be integrated into a newly created division within the Bureau of Forestry. Effective immediately, the new Division of Conservation Science and Ecological Resources...

2012-06-27 06:21:46

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources today named Robert Neitz as manager of the Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center in Wind Gap, Northampton County. He had been assigned as a Bureau of State Park's regional environmental education coordinator for Region 4, based in Perkasie, Bucks County. "For the past four and one-half years, Rob has brought invaluable experience and a unique personality to overseeing...

2012-05-24 10:22:04

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's forest and park system offers a wide range of ways for visitors to enjoy spending time outdoors during the summer, according to the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. "Summer memories of times in the outdoors are truly priceless, and the good news is we have plenty of affordable opportunities to create those memories in our state parks and forests," said DCNR Secretary Richard Allan. "With 2.2-million...

2012-05-10 10:21:38

PHILADELPHIA, May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Conservation and Natural Resources officials today joined neighborhood and civic leaders in applauding two major Philadelphia projects that strengthen ties between the city's youth and the natural world expanding around them. In early morning ceremonies, DCNR Deputy Secretary John Giordano joined Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and other city officials in launching an innovative Green 2015 Site Conversions Project...

2012-04-19 06:23:03

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Richard Allan today announced that DCNR and TreeVitalize will be assisting with a large tree planting effort over the next two weekends at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Somerset County. "In addition to their many environmental benefits, trees are a symbol of life and growth, so important at a site that requires reflection on the brave sacrifice made by the 40...