Nominate a PA Wilds Champion!

PA Wilds Champion Dinner

Know someone in your community who has gone above and beyond to grow the nature and heritage tourism industry in the Pennsylvania Wilds? Maybe a person who is spearheading an inspiring local project and tying it into regional efforts? Or a local business that is reinventing itself and helping pass foot traffic to others? Or […]

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Subway recognized for design, connecting to trail

Subway in New Bethlehem

A new Subway opening in New Bethlehem is being eyed as a case study to include in a new edition of the PA Wilds Design Guide for Community Character Stewardship slated to be published this summer. The Design Guide is an award-winning voluntary planning document in use by local governments, developers, architects and small business owners around […]

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PA Wilds Center seeking wholesale partners for branded merchandise

PA Wilds Center Blog

The PA Wilds Center, a regional nonprofit, is looking for wholesale partners to help bring PA Wilds-branded t-shirts and ball caps to market. Several new landmark visitor centers have opened in the Pennsylvania Wilds region in recent years, helping to create a new market for PA Wilds-branded merchandise. These include the Elk Country Visitor Center, […]

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PA Wilds Mini Grants Awarded

The PA Wilds Team is pleased to announce the awardees of the PA Wilds 2015 Mini-Grant Program. Community Project Teams that participated in two past workshops offered by the PA Wilds Team, in 2007 and 2012, were invited to apply to the mini-grant program. The 2007 workshop entitled “Balancing Commerce and Nature for Sustainable Community […]

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Looking For Funding For Your Clean Energy Project?

The West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund (WPPSEF) will hold a free “Lunch & Learn” workshop Thursday, Nov. 19, at the Community Education Center in St. Marys to explain its lending and grant programs. WPPSEF is a 501(c)3 non-profit that provides investment capital for clean energy projects that benefit the West Penn Power ratepayer, which includes […]

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LEED Building Story Map highlights PA Wilds

The PA Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resources has launched an online story map of their LEED facilities across PA, and a third of them are in the Pennsylvania Wilds region. All told, 21 facilities are highlighted on the map. Seven are in the PA Wilds, four of which are major visitor attractions and part […]

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Partners seed micro-businesses at 13 high schools in Wilds region

More than 100 people gathered at the Red Fern in St. Marys on October 15 to hear from high school students who started micro-businesses at their schools with help from the North Central PREP network. All told, 13 clubs across the Pennsylvania Wilds were seeded with funding support from the PA Dept. of Community & […]

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