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Fountain at Pittsburgh’s Point State Park to be turned off for winter
The newly renovated fountain at Point State Park in Pittsburgh will be turned off for the winter months beginning Nov. 1, DCNR has announced

On that date, park staff will begin to drain both the fountain and the reflecting pool under the Portal Bridge to begin the winterization process.

"The return of the fountain has made it a year to remember in Pittsburgh,” DCNR’s Bureau of State Parks Director Dave Kemmerer said.. Read more...

PPL transfers land in Susquehanna Riverlands to conservancy
PPL’s Holtwood hydroelectric plant recently transferred nearly 300 acres of land to the Lancaster County Conservancy for long-term protection. Read more...

DCNR plans white-water release into Bucks County’s Tohickon Creek
White-water boating enthusiasts will converge on Bucks County’s Tohickon Creek the weekend of Nov. 2-3 when DCNR releases water from Lake Nockamixon into the Tohickon Creek. Read more...

DCNR names Deputy Secretary for Administration
Acting Secretary Ellen Ferretti has announced that Brian Grove will lead DCNR’s administrative operations. Read more...

DCNR appoints new manager at Lackawanna State Park
DCNR has named Kevin Koflanovich manager of the Lackawanna State Park Complex in Lackawanna, Wayne and Susquehanna counties. Read more...

Also in the News

Bureau of Recreation & Conservation to host webinars
With a chance to reach people at their computers without making them travel, the Bureau of Recreation & Conservation will be hosting two web seminars (or “webinars”) within the next two months.

The first, held Nov. 14 at 10:00 a.m., will cover “Funding Opportunities for Recreation and Conservation Projects.” Those interested can visit here for more information and to register.

A second webinar will be held Dec. 18 at 10:30 a.m. Part of the Green and Sustainable Webinar Series, the “Meadows 101 – Establishing and Maintaining native Grass/Wildflower Meadows” will focus on strategies and techniques for creating meadows in green parks. For more information and to register, visit here.

Agency Spotlight

Bald Eagle State Forest
This forest minds its public watersheds.

Upcoming Events

Beginner's Bird Walk at French Creek State Park
Nov. 2. Held 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Join park staff for a fun and relaxing morning of birding, and a hot cup of shade-grown coffee. French Creek State Park is an Important Bird Area, with several hundred species of birds using the park throughout the year. We will check the lake for migrating waterfowl. forests for all six woodpecker species, and fields for raptors and winter sparrows. Binoculars and field guides will be available for loan during the program. Ages 12 and up. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Meet at Hopewell Lake. Click here to register.

For more DCNR events, go here.

October 30, 2013

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