September 1 Weekly PA Wilds News Digest

September 1, 2023 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 blog, the outfitters and breweries series continues. There is also a nice recap piece of how the Wilds Are Working participants were welcomed in Warren during the month of August. Casey Ferry, executive director for Warren County Visitors Bureau, also shared her personal experience of getting out of her comfort zone and starting to standup paddleboard for the first time.

On the PA Wilds Center blog, Wilds Sonshine Factory officially opened in Kane with their PA Wilds licensed product, Sonshine, which is a distilled alcohol made from sunflowers that are grown here in the PA Wilds. Please also remember that the PA Wilds Media Lab Grand Opening is less than a month away, on September 26 in Kane.

The PA Wilds and public lands got a lot of attention in nationwide media coverage this week. Sarah Lindgren, the park manager for Kettle Creek and Ole Bull State Parks, was featured in a viral video and news coverage when she rescued a bear cub that got its head stuck in a plastic container. As the fall season approaches, many news outlets are also including PA Wilds public lands in places to explore and see the fall foliage.

Finding my adventure with paddleboarding – Casey Ferry, Warren County Visitors Bureau
Outfitting the PA Wilds: Sleepy Hollow Outpost – Britt Madera
Improving your plant ID skills – Chris Firestone, Forest Fridays
Member & Partner Press Releases
WCO Member Spotlights

Buffalo Mac-N-Cheese using The Village Eatinghouse Sultry & Smoky Italian



Trout Unlimited award – The Courier Express

Cozy Cabins and Rustic Retreats for a Pennsylvania Fall Foliage Getaway – visitPA (By my count, 11 out of the 29 places listed are in the PA Wilds, with some of them being called out specifically as being in the heart of the PA Wilds and noting all of the outdoor rec assets nearby these cabins!)

A reclamation success story in PA Wilds – Olean Times Herald (Reclamation and cleanup at Bennetts Branch Watershed, at the crux of Clearfield, Elk, and Cameron Counties)

Parks, forests, rivers
Allegheny National Forest
Allegheny River
Cherry Springs State Park
Clarion River
Cook Forest State Park
Colton Point State Park
Hyner Run State Park
Hyner View State Park
Kettle Creek State Park
Kinzua Bridge State Park
Little Pine State Park
Ole Bull State Park
Sinnemahoning State Park
Sproul State Forest
Tioga State Forest
Landscapes and Journeys
Elk Country
PA Grand Canyon / Pine Creek Gorge / Pine Creek Rail Trail

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