June 7 Weekly PA Wilds News Digest

June 7, 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, there is a detailed blog with everything visitors need to know about the upcoming temporary closure and renovation at Kinzua Skywalk, how to might impact their plans for stepping out onto the Skywalk for the next few years, and how this maintenance is necessary to keep the Skywalk in good condition for generations to come.

Also on the PA Wilds visitor blog, Susquehanna Greenway Partnership is holding an art contest inspired by the Susquehanna River. Entries are due by June 21.

On the Wilds Cooperative blog, there is a new member spotlight for June: the Warren County Chamber of Business and Industry.

On the PA Wilds Center blog, businesses and organizations can find the new June 2024 partner opportunities blog, with lots of grant details and other resources with deadlines that are approaching.

 

OUR BLOGS

PA WILDS

What you need to know about the temporary closure and renovation at Kinzua Skywalk – Britt Madera

Share your love of waterways with the Susquehanna Greenway Art Contest – Susquehanna Greenway Partnership

 

WCO

WCO Member Spotlights

June spotlight – Warren County Chamber of Business & Industry:  Leading Warren County to economic and community excellence

 

PA WILDS CENTER

June 2024 PA Wilds Partner Opportunities

 

PA WILDS MARKETPLACE

The Best Summer Adventures In The PA Wilds

 

IN THE NEWS

 

MENTIONING PA WILDS

 

PA Wilds Champion Awards announced – The Bradford Era

Clearfield County Business, Elk County Conservancy Win PA Wilds Awards – Connect FM

 

Investing in our trails is a winning formula for Pennsylvania – PhillyBurbs

 

Local author writes new book, sparked by Ridgway sesquicentennial – The Ridgway Record (Local author Kathy Myers has written a new book titled The book is titled “1898, a Double Execution at Ridgway, Lily of the Valley in the Pennsylvania Wilds.” She ties in Ridgway’s rich history with the consequential double execution that took place in Ridgway during that time.)

 

North Central Plays Key Role in Helping Wapiti Woods Secure State Loan – GantNews.com

 

MENTIONING PA WILDS PUBLIC LANDS

Parks, forests, rivers

Allegheny National Forest

Everywhere Shapiro visited during his Great American Getaway RV tour – Keystone Newsroom

Forest Service announces payout totals for local counties – The Bradford Era

Free Plein Air Art Program Offered – exploreJefferson

Our opinion: Shapiro’s work better than brand – Times Observer

Warren County Visitors Bureau Hosts Showcase Event – Erie News Now

 

Allegheny River

Governor Shapiro is ‘fore’ local tourism – The Clarion News

Volunteers clean up Allegheny Watershed – Times Observer

Looking ahead: City responds to riverfront comments as design process continues – Times Observer

 

Bald Eagle State Park

The Shapiro Administration Celebrates 2024 Ranger Trainee Graduates at Little Buffalo State Park – Pennsylvania Pressroom

DCNR ranger trainee graduates celebrated – Huntingdon Daily News

 

Black Moshannon State Park

Want a unique job working in Pennsylvania’s government? Some of these pay up to $105K – Centre Daily Times

 

Chapman State Park

Students experience the outdoors – The Derrick

 

Cherry Springs State Park

4 Inexpensive Vacation Destinations To Visit by Car for Frugal Travelers – Yahoo Finance

Dark skies park planned for Cameron County – The Bradford Era

7 Best Places For Stargazing On The East Coast – TheTravel

Great American Getaway: Gov. Shapiro and family highlight outdoor adventure opportunities in Pa. State Parks – The Express

 

Clarion River

10 Breathtaking Towns to Visit in Pennsylvania – WorldAtlas (Ridgway and Wellsboro listed)

 

Cook Forest State Park

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

French & Indian War encampment returns to Cook Forest June 8 – The Clarion News

15th annual Western PA CARES for Kids Duathalon, 5K and Community Walk scheduled for July 20 – The Punxsutawney Spirit

Students experience the outdoors – The Derrick

 

Leonard Harrison State Park

Everywhere Shapiro visited during his Great American Getaway RV tour – Keystone Newsroom

The Most Picturesque Small Towns in Pennsylvania – WorldAtlas (Wellsboro listed)

Great American Getaway: Gov. Shapiro and family highlight outdoor adventure opportunities in Pa. State Parks – The Express

 

Little Pine State Park

The Shapiro Administration Celebrates 2024 Ranger Trainee Graduates at Little Buffalo State Park – Pennsylvania Pressroom

DCNR ranger trainee graduates celebrated – Huntingdon Daily News

 

Lyman Run State Park

The Shapiro Administration Celebrates 2024 Ranger Trainee Graduates at Little Buffalo State Park – Pennsylvania Pressroom

DCNR ranger trainee graduates celebrated – Huntingdon Daily News

Great American Getaway: Gov. Shapiro and family highlight outdoor adventure opportunities in Pa. State Parks – The Express

 

Parker Dam State Park

Parker Dam State Park announces June programs – Clearfield Progress

Programs Planned at Parker Dam – GantNews.com

Hiking, camping, swimming and more at Parker Dam State Park – The Courier Express

 

Sinnemahoning State Park

June programs at Sinnemahoning State Park – Clearfield Progress

 

Tioga State Forest

Pennsylvania’s Best Small Towns for a Weekend Escape – WorldAtlas (Wellsboro listed)

 

Landscapes and Journeys

Dark Skies

4 Inexpensive Vacation Destinations To Visit by Car for Frugal Travelers – Yahoo Finance

Dark skies park planned for Cameron County – The Bradford Era

7 Best Places For Stargazing On The East Coast – TheTravel

 

Elk Country

North Central Plays Key Role in Helping Wapiti Woods Secure State Loan – GantNews.com

 

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

Pennsylvania’s 4 best budget-friendly vacations – NorthcentralPA.com

Pennsylvania’s Best Small Towns for a Weekend Escape – WorldAtlas (Wellsboro listed)

The Most Picturesque Small Towns in Pennsylvania – WorldAtlas (Wellsboro listed)

10 Breathtaking Towns to Visit in Pennsylvania – WorldAtlas (Ridgway and Wellsboro listed)

 

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