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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...

2010-05-04 13:09:00

CONNELLSVILLE, Fayette County, May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania will invest $204,000 to improve Youghiogheny River Park in Connellsville, Fayette County, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary John Quigley said today. The funds will help connect the park to the river and stabilize the river bank, and expand trail amenities along the Great Allegheny Passage including secure showers and bike-washing facilities. "For many years, communities turned their backs...

2008-08-05 12:00:41

By Cumberland Times News, Md. Aug. 5--FRIENDSVILLE -- A $750,000 Appalachian Regional Commission grant will allow the town of Friendsville to increase its sewer capacity, provide greater environmental protection to Bear Creek and Youghiogheny River, and expand capacity for new businesses. The grant was announced Monday by U.S. Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Benjamin Cardin. "This grant is a federal investment in the economic growth and development of Friendsville," Mikulski said....

2008-07-18 00:00:20

Officials in Fayette County have come to an agreement with the state Department of Transportation for the addition of a see- through pedestrian safety corridor to the $9.2 million Memorial Bridge renovation project in Connellsville. PennDOT will add a 6-foot-wide sidewalk with barriers between vehicle and pedestrian traffic. The corridor will extend from Murphy Avenue to Seventh Street, providing safe and convenient access to the city's North Side for Yough River Trail travelers. "PennDOT...