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  • Pennsylvania State Parks Celebrating ‘Great Outdoors Month’ Activities

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    HARRISBURG, Pa., May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- State parks across Pennsylvania will be hosting special events and activities during June as part of the nationwide observance of "Great Outdoors Month.'' "This celebration gives us a chance to showcase our vast natural resources available to the people of Pennsylvania all across our state," Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Sec...

  • Pennsylvania DCNR Appoints New Manager at Tobyhanna State Park Complex

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    HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has named Jennifer Naugle manager of Tobyhanna State Park complex, an area encompassing three state parks and more than 9,500 acres of land in Monroe and Wayne counties. "Jennifer honed her administrative and public relations skills in recent assignments at one of our more heavily visited state parks and at the Bureau of State Parks' Harrisburg h...

  • Pa. DCNR Appoints New Manager at Colonel Denning State Park Complex

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    HARRISBURG, Pa., June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources today named Heather Bollinger as manager of the Colonel Denning State Park Complex based in Cumberland County. She had been assigned as a park manager in the Bureau of State Parks' Harrisburg headquarters.
    "Assigned to the bureau's resource management section, Heather demonstrated a keen eye for details and planning,"...

  • DCNR Names New Manager at Little Pine State Park, Pennsylvania

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    HARRISBURG, Pa., June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources today named Michael Dinsmore as manager of Little Pine State Park Complex, based in Lycoming County. He had been assigned as an assistant manager at Hickory Run State Park Complex in Luzerne and Carbon counties. "From serving in park and DCNR ranger posts to staffing a Bureau of State Parks headquarters position, Michael's experience has been bro...

  • Pennsylvania DCNR Dedicates New Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail Bridge

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    JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP, Pa., May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and other state officials today joined to dedicate the new Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail bridge over the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Somerset County. The span is used by up to 100,000 hikers, snowmobilers, equestrians and other visitors each year. "For all of you who patiently awaited this new, beautiful structure, today is indeed a day for celeb...

  • Three Pennsylvania State Parks to Host ‘Get Outdoors Day’ Events

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    HARRISBURG, Pa., June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three state parks across Pennsylvania have been selected to host a series of special events on Saturday and Sunday, June 9-10, in a nationwide Get Outdoors Day celebration, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Richard Allan said today. "This fourth annual Get Outdoors Day celebration gives our Bureau of State Parks a chance to showcase what is offered across the state," Allan s...

  • First-Time Campers to Find Special Deal at Many PA State Parks

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    HARRISBURG, Pa., May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is again 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. "This is the second year we are offering this hands-on instruction on camping and we've added five additional parks to the original 14," DCNR Secretary Richard Allan said. "You can't b...

  • Pennsylvania DCNR Hosting Extensive Scientific Inventory at Kings Gap State Park

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    HARRISBURG, Pa., May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists, naturalists and volunteers from across the state will converge on Kings Gap Environmental Education Center, Cumberland County, in an extensive effort to document life forms June 2-3, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Richard Allan announced today. Participants, both professional and amateur, are requested to register by May 24 for this two-day, weekend event. The...