October 6, 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.
In the PA Wilds Center blog, you’ll find the exciting news about the EDA funding that the PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship will receive, along with information about how it will be used for six plans over the next three years to further the Center’s mission. Also on the PA Wilds Center blog, there is a recap of the Allegheny National Forest’s Centennial celebration and the Center’s presence at the event. There is also the October post of the monthly PA Wilds partner opportunities and resources roundup.
On the PA Wilds visitor blog, Lou Bernard’s annual Ghosts of the PA Wilds series has started! Look for a new spooky historical story each Monday in October. Western PA Conservancy contributed news of new public lands that were added to Elk State Forest, and the PA DCNR Bureau of Forestry contributed another fall piece in their Forest Fridays series.
In the Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania blog, there is a recap of the fall WCO membership meeting that took place on the same day as the grand opening of the PA Wilds Media Lab in Kane.
PA WILDS414 acres of forestland added to Elk State Forest in Cameron County – Western PA ConservancyForest Fridays: Fall in the forest – Ryan Reed, Forest FridaysWCO
Member & Partner Press Releases
WCO Member Spotlights
September spotlight – PA Route 6 Alliance: Supporting a scenic heritage corridor
PA WILDS CENTERPA WILDS MARKETPLACELaKeshia’s Favorite Things For The Holidays – LaKeshia Knarr
MENTIONING PA WILDSU.S. Department of Commerce Invests $736000 for Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Development in Kane, Pennsylvania – U.S. Economic Development AdministrationPA Wilds Center receives grant from EDA for planning – The Courier ExpressFederal grant announced for PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship – The Bradford EraPA Wilds Center celebrates official grand opening of Media Lab – The Courier ExpressPA Wilds opens Media Lab in Kane – Tioga PublishingAdditional State Forest Roads Opening Across The State For Hunting Seasons, Other Outdoor Activities – Pennsylvania PressroomCelebrate the PA wilds with the East Lycoming Education Foundation this Sunday – Williamsport Sun-GazetteNo updates on proposed low-flying training zone for jets over PA Wilds – Olean Times Herald
MENTIONING TA ENOS
IMPORTANT TO KNOWClarion Co. takes next step for new tourism agency – The Courier Express
County Moving Forward with TPA Designation, Considering Hotel Tax Increase – exploreClarion.comMENTIONING PA WILDS PUBLIC LANDS
Parks, forests, rivers
Allegheny National ForestThese Small Towns In the Mid-Atlantic Come Alive In The Fall – WorldAtlas (Clarion and Kane mentioned)
Ranger presents on 100-year history of Allegheny National Forest – The Courier ExpressU.S. Department of Commerce Invests $736000 for Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Development in Kane, Pennsylvania – U.S. Economic Development AdministrationClarion Forest VNA to hold memorial event Oct. 29 – The Derrick
Allegheny RiverFall Fishing Ramps Up in Warren County – Erie News NowFamily-Owned Ice Cream Shop Opens in Warren County – Erie News Now (River’s Edge)
Bald Eagle State Park
Bendigo State Park
Black Moshannon State Park
Cherry Springs State ParkStargazing and more offered at Cherry Springs, other area parks – The Bradford EraViewing sights set up for partial eclipse – Tioga PublishingCherry Springs to hold free programs this weekend – NorthcentralPA.comSky’s lavender haze on Friday night prompts discussion of light pollution – The Princetonian
Clarion RiverThese Small Towns In the Mid-Atlantic Come Alive In The Fall – WorldAtlas (Clarion and Kane mentioned)The Ultimate Guide to the 70th Annual Autumn Leaf Festival – exploreClarion.com
Clear Creek State ForestThese Small Towns In the Mid-Atlantic Come Alive In The Fall – WorldAtlas (Clarion and Kane mentioned)
Colton Point State Park
Cook Forest State ParkFall programs planned at Cook Forest – The Courier ExpressPrograms at Cook Forest State Park Oct. 13-31 – The Courier Express
Denton Hill State ParkDenton Go prepares to take on revitalization of state park – Tioga Publishing
Elk State ForestDiscover When and Why Elk Shed Their Antlers – AZ Animals
Elk State Park
Kettle Creek State Park
Kinzua Bridge State ParkEldred native manages Kinzua Bridge State Park – Olean Times HeraldDCNR Seeks Letters of Interest for Two Trails Advisory Committee Positions – Pennsylvania PressroomA-C Valley Students Chosen to Lead as Chief Science Officers – exploreClarion.com
Leonard Harrison State Park
Little Pine State ParkPenn’s Woods: Region’s trees to put on a show this fall – Williamsport Sun-GazetteLittle Pine Fall Festival to be held Oct. 15 – Williamsport Sun-Gazette
Lyman Run State ParkStargazing and more offered at Cherry Springs, other area parks – The Bradford Era
Parker Dam State Park
SB Elliott State ParkPenn State DuBois students to lead educational Walk in Penn’s Woods – The Courier Express
Sinnemahoning State Park
Sizerville State ParkCommunity Calendar – Tioga Publishing
Tiadaghton State ForestDCNR to host guided hikes this weekend – NorthcentralPA.com
Landscapes and Journeys
Elk CountryKeystone Elk Country Alliance official: Elk Country visitors not slowing down – The Courier Express
Elk Scenic Drive
PA Grand Canyon / Pine Creek Valley / Pine Creek Rail TrailPhotography Club member displays work at Deane Center – Tioga Publishing (WCO member Linda Stager!)Penn’s Woods: Region’s trees to put on a show this fall – Williamsport Sun-Gazette
Scenic Route 6
MENTIONING WCO / CONSERVATION SHOPSPA Wilds Center celebrates official grand opening of Media Lab – The Courier ExpressPA Wilds Center receives grant from EDA for planning – The Courier Express