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Latest Presque Isle State Park Stories

2009-08-26 11:32:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania state parks will allow Canada goose hunting when the state's early Canada geese season opens Tuesday, Sept. 1. The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources noted many state parks will accommodate hunters during the statewide season, which runs through Friday, Sept. 25, and is designed to reduce local nuisance geese populations. Hunters should contact individual park offices for local starting dates and other...

2009-07-06 11:52:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Deer hunters will find greater hunting opportunities in state forests and parklands and a wealth of Web-based information designed to boost hunter success as a result of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources' participation in the Game Commission's deer management assistance program, or DMAP. The program, which allows landowners to request the availability of additional antlerless deer hunting permits, enables DCNR and the...

2009-02-11 10:44:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A nearly two-year independent study has concluded a wind turbine poses no overt threat to bird and bat life while it generates supplemental power and serves as an educational aid at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center at Presque Isle State Park in Erie. "Undertaken by a scientific team from fall 2006 to spring 2008, this intense bird and bat mortality study supports the Bureau of State Parks' decision to install small-scale wind turbines at...

2008-09-10 18:00:15

To: STATE EDITORS Contact: Terry Brady of Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, +1-717-772-9101 ErieCountyLandmarkOffering 'Celebration of Nature' HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- With its expansive backdrop of unique and abundant natural resources boasting National Natural Landmark distinction, Presque Isle State Park in Erie County will host the Wild Resource Festival's annual salute to nature from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. "This is...

2008-07-30 15:00:40

By Robb Frederick, Erie Times-News, Pa. Jul. 30--First, the good news: The water quality at Presque Isle State Park improved in 2007, according to a study released Tuesday by the Natural Resource Defense Council. The park staff issued swimming advisories six times in 2007 -- down 85 percent from 2006. And now, the bad: Fifteen percent of the beach-water samples taken from the Great Lakes exceeded the nation's health standards. That was twice the national average. "The glass is...

2008-07-30 12:00:36

To: STATE EDITORS Contact: Freda Tarbell of Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, +1-814-332-6816 Boaters, Anglers Asked to Help Keep Invasives Out of Local Waters ERIE, Pa., July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 30 representatives of local, state and federal agencies and community groups boarded boats and headed for Eries Presque Isle Bay today to measure their response capabilities should an aquatic, non-native species invade the Great Lakes. More than 180...

2008-07-09 00:00:16

Crews at Presque Isle State Park are closing two beaches because there's not enough sand on them. Beaches 9 and 10 will be closed Monday through Thursday for the next three weeks while crews replenish the sand that washes away. The crews will dump more than 19,000 tons of sand on the beaches. The park typically replaces the sand on its beaches before Memorial Day. The project was delayed on these two beaches this year because officials thought some piping plover birds might nest in the...

2008-07-08 18:00:17

To: STATE EDITORS Contact: Chuck Ardo, +1-717-783-1116, or Michael Smith (DEP), +1- 717-787-1323, both of the Pennsylvania Office of the Governor HARRISBURG, Pa.,July 8/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell has followed through on an agreement reached in 2005 to protect one of the worlds largest bodies of fresh water -- the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River basin -- as he signed House Bill 1705, which will ensure this invaluable resource is protected for the millions of...

2008-06-16 00:00:10

By Debra Erdley Eco-tourism was starting to gain traction 10 years ago when a friend called Tom Fuhrman, concerned about the stretch of forested Lake Erie wilderness shoreline where they'd hunted for years. The massive trees -- tulip poplars, wild black cherry, oak, maple and hemlock -- on the old Coho site, the last stretch of undeveloped Great Lakes shoreline in Pennsylvania, had been marked with orange spray paint. "It was 1998 on the first day of hunting season," Fuhrman recalled. "I...