Friday, December 15, 2023

Dec. 15 Take Five Fridays With Pam, PA Parks & Forests Foundation

December 15 Take Five Fridays With Pam is now available from the PA Parks and Forests Foundation featuring articles on--

-- Crew Members Wanted!  PA Outoor Corps

-- Restoration Of Civilian Conservation Corps Building At French Creek State Park

-- Restoring Ruffed Grouse Habitat In Bald Eagle State Park

-- Using Non-Native Insects To Save Hemlock Trees In Allegheny National Forest

-- PPFF Blog: New Playground Equipment Installed At Mont Alto State Park

-- PPFF Blog: Everyone Has A Role To Play In Reducing Climate Change

Click Here to read the entire Take Five.

Visit the PA Parks & Forests Foundation’s Events webpage and DCNR’s Calendar of Events for activities happening near you.

Visit Explore PA Trails and Get Outdoors PA for recreation areas near you.

For more information on programs, initiatives, special events and how you can get involved, visit the PA Parks & Forests Foundation website.  Click Here to sign up for regular updates from the Foundation,  Like them on Facebook or Follow them on Twitter or tune in to their YouTube ChannelClick Here to become a member of the Foundation.

The Foundation and their 48 chapters mobilize 65,000 volunteers annually to steward YOUR state parks and forests.

(Photo: Hickory Run State Park, Carbon County by Kenneth Hankey.)


-- Spotlight PA: Budget Boost To Payments For DCNR-Owned Land Will Benefit Rural PA Counties

-- Williamsport Sun: Caring For Forests In Pennsylvania’s State Parks

-- TribLive: Sensory Classroom At Frick Environmental Center To Create Therapeutic Space 

-- TribLive: Pittsburgh To Use Money From Anti-Violence Trust Fund On Parks, Recreation

-- Pittsburgh Chosen For Park Outdoor Equity Program By Trust For Public Lands

-- Reading Eagle: Reading’s Newest All-Abilities Playground Officially Opened 

-- Williamsport Sun: Experts In Parks, Green Infrastructure Hired In Williamsport

-- TribLive: Steelers To Build Community Field, Youth Recreation Complex At Hazelwood Green, Former Steel Plant Site

-- WNEP: Pocket Park Opens In Scranton

-- Chesapeake Bay Journal: From Top To Bottom, The Susquehanna River Is A Paddler’s Delight

-- The Derrick: Brookville Trail Hub Seeks Board Members

-- Kittatinny Ridge: Explore The 2023 Kittatinny Ridge Conservation Plan - Strategy And Protection For This Critical Resource

-- Foundation For Sustainable Forests: Fall/Winter Newsletter - Community Forest Grant; Conserving 851 Acres; Much More!

-- Erie Times - Brian Whipkey: 35,000 Snowmobilers Can’t Wait For Snow To Blanket PA Again

-- WESA: Non-Native Beetles, Flies Introduced In Effort To Save Hemlock Trees In Allegheny National Forest 

-- South Mountain Partnership: Registration Open For Winter Partnership Meeting Jan. 26 

-- PA Wilds: Julie Mader Offers Paint The PA Wilds Watercolor Kits, Paint Your Favorite PA Wilds View 

-- TribLive: Tarentum, Cheswick Eyeing Regional Riverfront Development

-- Inquirer: Philadelphia Parking Authority Said They Would Enforce Parking In The Bike Land More, Did They?

-- Altoona Mirror: DCNR Ranger At Blue Knob State Parks Alleges Harassment In Civil Lawsuit

Related Articles:

-- DCNR To Celebrate 'Connecting More in 2024' During First Day Hikes Jan. 1 Across Pennsylvania Public Lands  [PaEN] 

-- Budget Office Accepting Applications For Redevelopment Assistance Capital Projects Program Funding  [PaEN]

-- Foundation For Sustainable Forests - Loving The Land: Ray Blystone & Chris Peters Of Cambridge Springs, Crawford County - By Annie Maloney, Foundation for Sustainable Forests  [PaEN] 

-- PA Trout Unlimited: Partnerships Pave Way For Success At Muddy Paws Enviro Center In Centre County  [PaEN] 

-- In Memoriam: PA/NJ Chapter Of The American Chestnut Foundation Announces Passing Of Founder Dr. Bob Leffel  [PEN] 

[Posted: December 15, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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