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Registration Now Open!

Each year the PA Wilds Center recognizes individuals, groups, and businesses that have made significant contributions to help grow and sustainably develop the outdoor recreation economy and nature tourism in the Pennsylvania Wilds. Register for the 2022 PA Wilds Dinner & Awards slated for July 28
by July 20, 2022!

PA Conservation Landscapes

Models for Successful Collaboration -- The report, which points to the growing outdoor recreation industry and strategic investments in public lands and facilities in the Pennsylvania Wilds, positions the region as a model for how the Conservation Landscape program is gaining traction and creating real value for communities.

PA Wilds BBBRC Proposal

The rural Pennsylvania Wilds region is a finalist for up to $100M in investment to grow its outdoor recreation industry. Only 60 of 529 applicants were selected to move on to Phase II of the national Build Back Better Regional Challenge by the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA).

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The Latest PA Wilds Center News

Ta Enos on Appalachia Meets World podcast

Big thanks to brothers Will and Neil for featuring PA Wilds Center Founder and CEO Ta Enos on their podcast, Appalachia Meets World, where they chat about outdoor recreation as a rural economic driver, lightning bugs, the Build Back Better Regional Challenge competition, and how the road less traveled makes all the difference. Check out…

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Billett Electric and PA Mushroom split $50,000 BIG IDEA Contest prize

Two entrepreneurs split the $50,000 prize from the Ben Franklin BIG IDEA Contest, held in partnership with the Pennsylvania Wilds on June 9 at the North Central PA Launchbox in DuBois. Jeffrey Billett from Billett Electric LLC (Jefferson County) and Esperanzo Wilcox from PA Mushroom Company (Clarion County) were each awarded $25,000 cash to further…

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2022 PA Wilds Champion Awards winners announced

2022 PA Wilds Champion Awards winners announced Dinner and awards banquet to be held July 28 at Bald Birds Brewing in Jersey Shore, Lycoming County The PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, Inc. (PA Wilds Center) is pleased to announce the nine winners of the 2022 Champions of the PA Wilds Awards. The winners will be…

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