May 17 Weekly PA Wilds News Digest

May 17, 2024 Weekly Digest: Recent News from the PA Wilds

The PA Wilds Weekly Digest is a roundup of news articles about the PA Wilds, the region’s public lands and its Landscapes and Journeys that have been published over the past week.

Note: some of the news websites may have paywalls that prevent you from reading their content.

Enjoy this week’s PA Wilds News Clips below. 

On the PA Wilds visitor blog, WCO member Kevin Coolidge writes about his experience taking on the “Bigfoot Challenge” at Conspiracy Cafe in Mansfield. Also on the blog, Lumber Heritage Region has preserved a fire tower for visitors to see in McKean County.

On the PA Wilds Center blog, the 2022 PA Wilds Center annual report is now available online.

On the PA Wilds Marketplace blog, Mickayla Poland and PA Made LLC is featured, with an inside look on what inspires her products.

On the Wilds Cooperative blog, the May spotlight is Smoked Country Jam, an annual music festival in Potter County that raises money for the Lupus Foundation.

 

OUR BLOGS

PA WILDS

A win as rare as Bigfoot: Cafe offers food challenge – Kevin Coolidge

Fire tower preserved for visitors in McKean County, thanks to Lumber Heritage Region – Lumber Heritage Region

 

WCO

WCO Member Spotlights

May spotlight – Smoked Country Jam: A good time and a good cause

 

PA WILDS CENTER

PA Wilds Center releases 2022 Annual Report online

 

PA WILDS MARKETPLACE

Bringing the outdoors inside with PA Made LLC

 

IN THE NEWS

 

MENTIONING PA WILDS

 

Improvements planned for Kinzua Bridge State Park Skywalk – The Courier Express

 

Proposed military flight zone over PA Wilds grounded – The Courier Express

Air Force ends plans for low flyovers in Pennsylvania Wilds – ABC27

After Shapiro Admin’s Warning, U.S. Defense Cancels Low Military Operations Area Over PA Wilds – BCTV.org

Officials cancel military operations over Pennsylvania Wilds – Huntingdon Daily News

Dush credits ‘Top Gun’ citizen engagement for grounding proposed PA Wilds military flyover zone – Clearfield Progress

 

Northern lights shine over Pennsylvania amid “very rare” solar storm – Yahoo

Will Pennsylvania see the northern lights? – WETM

 

DCNR Celebrates Induction Of Forrest H. Dutlinger Natural Area In Susquehannock State Forest Into The Old-Growth Forest Network – Pennsylvania Pressroom

 

Bellefonte’s first mural is set to arrive soon. How to check it out, hear from the artists – AOL.com

 

BROOKVILLE: Greenberg Cadillac Museum to be open this weekend – The Bradford Era

 

MENTIONING TA ENOS

Improvements planned for Kinzua Bridge State Park Skywalk – The Courier Express

 

MENTIONING PA WILDS PUBLIC LANDS

Parks, forests, rivers

Allegheny National Forest

National Fuel Foundation posts grants – The Bradford Era

Thousands of forest acres gobbled up for hunting leases – The Bradford Era

ANF accepting public comment on fishing pier maintenance – The Bradford Era

Preventing invasive weed from taking root – Times Observer

Forest Service taking comments on Upper Mill project – The Bradford Era

ATV ride, Tour De Forest, this weekend on Allegheny National Forest – Olean Times Herald

Learning in gear: WoodMobile visited by county third-graders – Times Observer

Summer Youth Crew leader needed – The Bradford Era

 

Chapman State Park

Registration open for city’s playground program – Times Observer

 

Cherry Springs State Park

Choirs and the cosmos: student’s artistic universe is a symphony of light – Rochester Institute of Technology

Visit Potter-Tioga Executive Director Colleen Hanson Named a Top Non-Profit Female Leader by Pennsylvania Business Central – Business Wire

Visit Potter-Tioga Executive Director Colleen Hanson Named a Top Non-Profit Female Leader by Pennsylvania Business Central – Yahoo Finance

 

Clear Creek State Park

Area high schools compete in 2024 Tri-County Envirothon – The Courier Express

 

Cook Forest State Park

French and Indian War Encampment to take place in June at Cook Forest State Park – The Courier Express

Kayaking course set in Cook Forest – The Derrick

 

Kinzua Bridge State Park

Improvements planned for Kinzua Bridge State Park Skywalk – The Courier Express

 

Sinnemahoning State Park

Listen to your mother – The Bradford Era (Very cute Mother’s Day-themed photo of ducks at SSP)

AUSTIN: Events set at Sinnemahoning State Park – The Bradford Era

 

Susquehannock State Forest

DCNR Celebrates Induction Of Forrest H. Dutlinger Natural Area In Susquehannock State Forest Into The Old-Growth Forest Network – Pennsylvania Pressroom

 

Landscapes and Journeys

Dark Skies

Northern lights shine over Pennsylvania amid “very rare” solar storm – Yahoo

Will Pennsylvania see the northern lights? – WETM

Here’s How—And Where—To Watch Northern Lights Caused By Geomagnetic Storm – Forbes (Not necessarily about just the Dark Skies landscape in the PA Wilds, but it was able to be seen in much of Pennsylvania!)

 

Pine Creek Valley / PA Grand Canyon / Pine Creek Rail Trail

Visit Potter-Tioga Executive Director Colleen Hanson Named a Top Non-Profit Female Leader by Pennsylvania Business Central – Business Wire

Visit Potter-Tioga Executive Director Colleen Hanson Named a Top Non-Profit Female Leader by Pennsylvania Business Central – Yahoo Finance

 

MENTIONING WCO / CONSERVATION SHOPS

Improvements planned for Kinzua Bridge State Park Skywalk – The Courier Express

 

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