Tag: DCNR

DCNR Releases Update to Shale Gas Monitoring Report

| July 24, 2015

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn yesterday updated members of the Natural Gas Advisory Committee on the department’s ongoing efforts to monitor natural gas extraction and management on DCNR lands.

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Gov. Wolf Signs Executive Order Reinstating Moratorium on New Leases For Oil, Gas Development In State Parks, Forests

| January 30, 2015

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Yesterday Governor Tom Wolf signed an executive order reinstating a moratorium on new leases for oil and gas development in state parks and forests.

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DCNR, Partners Break Ground for Kinzua Bridge State Park Office/Visitor Center in McKean County

| August 22, 2014

MOUNT JEWETT, McKean County – Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Ellen Ferretti yesterday joined local legislators and partners for a groundbreaking ceremony for a new park office/visitor center at Kinzua Bridge State Park, McKean County, in the Pennsylvania Wilds.

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PA to Receive $1.37 Million in Federal Dollars for Local Parks, Outdoor Recreation

| July 10, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Governor Tom Corbett yesterday announced that Pennsylvania will receive $1.37 million from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund for local park, outdoor recreation, and conservation projects.

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DCNR Gauging Past Frigid Winter’s Effect on Insect Pests in Cook Forest

DCNR Gauging Past Frigid Winter’s Effect on Insect Pests in Cook Forest

| March 22, 2014

COOKSBURG, Pa. – The past winter of seemingly unending snowstorms and frigid temperatures has proved to be a strong ally for state woodland managers battling the No. 1 enemy of Pennsylvania hemlocks, but the reprieve could be short-lived, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources officials said yesterday.

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DCNR Announces Funding to Help Volunteer Firefighters

| March 14, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. – With the approach of spring and increased risk of forest and brush fires across the state, federal grants are now available to help Pennsylvania’s rural communities better guard against the threat of fires in forested, undeveloped, and unprotected areas.

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Statewide Workshops Planned to Target Invasive Insect Pest to Ash Trees

| February 27, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Methods to combat an invasive insect pest proving deadly to Pennsylvania’s ash trees will be showcased in the coming months in a series of free, public workshops planned across the state, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Ellen Ferretti announced yesterday.

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DCNR Unveils Online Winter Activity Map

| February 20, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. – 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.

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DCNR Invites Students to Apply for Summer Environmental Careers Camp

| January 25, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Young Pennsylvanians interested in pursuing environmental careers are invited to apply by April 15 for the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ summer residential camp, DCNR Secretary Ellen Ferretti said yesterday.

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DCNR Offers Holiday Gift Ideas that Support State Parks and Forests

| December 15, 2013

The 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.

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