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2011-04-21 10:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is partnering with Gander Mountain to provide first-time campers with needed gear and a reservation for two nights at a participating state park for just $20. "For a low price, we're offering hands-on instruction on how to set-up camp; use of campsite gear; and the chance to have fun and create some fantastic family memories," acting DCNR Secretary Rick Allan said. "Camping at a...

2011-01-07 13:14:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- State officials announced today that there are currently no advisories for Pymatuning Reservoir or Tamarack Lake for 2011. The fish in Pymatuning Reservoir are safe to eat when consumed according to the recommended statewide advisory of one meal per week. Such advisories are developed through a partnership between the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and the state departments of Environmental Protection, Health, and...

2010-07-30 10:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A land exchange package between the Pennsylvania Game Commission and state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) designed to enable the two agencies to better meet their respective public missions has been finalized. "For years, the Game Commission and DCNR - two of the largest landowners in the Commonwealth - have acquired lands for public use, but have differing primary objectives and uses for these lands," said...

2010-07-30 09:47:00

DCNR-Acquired Lands to be Managed Jointly by State Forest, State Park Bureaus HARRISBURG, Pa., July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A land exchange between the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and Pennsylvania Game Commission will enable both agencies to better meet their respective public missions, officials said today. Under the transaction finalized June 24, DCNR received from the Game Commission 4,816 acres of state game lands in Clarion County, while DCNR transferred...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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