PA Wilds Center, Leave No Trace establish sustainable tourism partnership

The PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship and Leave No Trace have developed a partnership to promote sustainable tourism practices across the 13-county Pennsylvania Wilds region, which is explored by millions of visitors each year. The PA Wilds Center, a nonprofit whose mission is to marry conservation and economic development in a way that strengthens and…

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Wilds on Main, selling products made in PA Wilds, opens in Lock Haven

A new retail operation recently opened in Lock Haven, selling products that have been proudly made in the Pennsylvania Wilds region. Through a collaborative effort between Downtown Lock Haven, Inc. and the PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, a regional nonprofit whose mission is to integrate conservation and economic development in a way that strengthens and…

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Bureau of Economic Analysis: 2021 a record-breaking year for outdoor recreation economy

The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, released national and state economic data showcasing the record-breaking year the outdoor recreation economy had in 2021. This analysis demonstrates outdoor recreation’s powerful and positive economic impact on the U.S. economy as the nation rebounded from the COVID-19 pandemic and Americans…

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Meredith Hill recognized as “Good Natured Pennsylvanian” for PA Wilds work

We’d like to congratulate Meredith Hill for recently being featured in the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) newsletter in the “Good Natured Pennsylvanians” section, honoring her incredible work for both the Pennsylvania Wilds and stewardship throughout the Commonwealth. The Good Natured Pennsylvanians article: Meredith is the Conservation Landscape Director at DCNR and…

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Appalachian Regional Commission Federal Co-Chair Gayle Manchin Tours PA Wilds Conservation Shop at Kinzua Bridge, Sees ARC Investments in Action

Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Federal Co-Chair Gayle Manchin joined partners last week in touring projects in the Pennsylvania Wilds. Federal Co-Chair Manchin spent Wednesday afternoon and evening at the Elk Country Visitor Center, meeting with the Local Development District Association of Pennsylvania and learning more about elk country from the Keystone Elk Country Alliance, which…

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Moving ahead after BBBRC

Moving ahead after BBBRC By Tataboline Enos, PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship Founder + CEO Well friends, we tried so hard to bring this home for rural PA. As the only outdoor recreation industry cluster to make it to the final round, representing a highly rural landscape, we left it all on the field. Everything.…

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C&N Bank donates $4,000 to PA Wilds educational programs

Citizens & Northern Bank (C&N) made a generous donation of $4,000 to the Pennsylvania Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship in May. The check was accepted by Julie Iaquinto, Founding CFO of the PA Wilds Center. Julie and the entire team of the PA Wilds Center thanks them for their support! The donation is an EITC, or…

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2022 PA Wilds Champions receive awards at July 28 dinner

Please join the PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, Inc. (PA Wilds Center) in congratulating the recipients of the 2022 Champions of the PA Wilds Awards! The winners were honored at the 2022 PA Wilds Dinner & Awards, which was held July 28, 2022, at Bald Birds Brewing in Jersey Shore, Lycoming County. The Champion of…

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