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2014-02-19 16:22:54

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If winter weather has you wanting to strap on snowshoes or cross-country skis, or try ice fishing for the first time, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is unveiling a new online service that points you to the right place -- at the right time. A winter activities map, highlighting seven cold-weather activities and the state parks and forests where they can be found, is the latest addition to DCNR's "story...

2012-06-16 01:00:43

Ongoing research by Mercyhurst University biologists intended to expand and expedite testing for potential pathogens in beach water at Presque Isle State Park has resulted in a new method that delivers near real-time water quality results. Mercyhurst biologist Dr. Steven Mauro, who has been instrumental in local beach water research the past five years, said the system is being piloted at Presque Isle this summer and represents a collaboration of Mercyhurst, Penn State Behrend, the...

2011-06-13 15:17:00

Program Again Seeks Balance Between Healthy Forest Habitat, Deer Populations HARRISBURG, Pa., June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Deer hunters again will find greater hunting opportunities in state forests and parklands participating in the Game Commission's Deer Management Assistance Program, or DMAP. The DMAP areas allow hunters an additional week of antlerless hunting opportunities in the participating areas. The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources' website will...

2011-03-24 13:15:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's 117 state parks offer great places to watch wildlife and plants emerge from their winter sleep, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Bureau of State Parks Director John Norbeck said today. "All state parks are open year-round, but spring brings special opportunities to enjoy rugged waterfalls, migrating birds, emerging spring wildflowers and great fishing," Norbeck said. Networks of trails run through...

2010-04-27 11:41:00

May 1 Event to Offer Educational, Recreational Opportunities HARRISBURG, Pa., April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With its expansive backdrop of unique and abundant natural resources and its distinction as a National Natural Landmark, Presque Isle State Park in Erie County will host a salute to nature during the Wild Resource Festival on Saturday, May 1, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. The festival will be held at the Tom Ridge Environmental Education Center and will feature a variety of hands-on,...

2009-11-23 15:03:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell announced today $1.2 million in coastal zone management grants to organizations dedicated to protecting and preserving Pennsylvania's coastal zones along Lake Erie and the Delaware Estuary, saying the investment was important to the regions' economies. "Pennsylvania's 120 miles of coastline generate income from recreation, tourism and commercial fishing, so they play an integral role for the economies of the...

2009-08-27 13:57:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell today signed the following bills into law: Senate Bill 366 makes changes to the Judicial Code bringing it in line with the state Constitution for situations when bail can be denied. Under this bill, judges can deny bail for offenses when the maximum sentence is life imprisonment or when only imprisonment will guarantee public safety. Senate Bill 574 extends the Fish Fund restricted account funded by Lake Erie...


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