October 12, 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 Center blog, Abbi Peters and LaKeshia Knarr attended PA Route 6 Alliance’s Educational Workshop and Do 6 Awards recently. On the PA Wilds Marketplace blog, Lucia Handwerger wrote a cozy blog about how she uses products from ShopThePAWilds.com in her Thanksgiving dinners. On the PA Wilds visitor blog, Lou Bernard’s Ghosts of the PA Wilds series continues. John Pozza has taken a bike journey from Kane to Warren and back to enjoy the fall foliage. I’ve also put together a blog about a fond memory of taking my dog on a short hike in the Quehanna Wild Area.
In news about the PA Wilds, there is ongoing media coverage about the exciting news of the EDA funding that will help the PA Wilds Center with planning. Spotlight PA also covered the PA Wilds Center as part of how the state budget will support rural areas. Media coverage also notes that there is no update on the proposed low-flying training zone for jets over PA Wilds region.
PA WILDSGhosts of the PA Wilds: Hanging Around in Wellsboro – Lou BernardAn autumn walk with my dog in the Quehanna Wild Area – Britt MaderaWCO
Member & Partner Press Releases
WCO Member Spotlights
PA WILDS CENTERPA Route 6 Alliance’s 2023 Educational Workshop and Awards highlight PA Wilds initiatives, communities and partnersPA WILDS MARKETPLACEThanksgiving dinner brought to you by ShopthePAWilds.com – Lucia Handwerger
MENTIONING PA WILDSPA Wilds Center receives grant from EDA for planning – The Courier ExpressPA Wilds Center receives grant from EDA for planning – The Bradford EraWhat the 2023 PA budget does for rural communities · Spotlight PA (Mentioned under the outdoor recreation section)What the budget means for Pa.’s shrinking rural communities – The Morning CallNo updates on proposed low-flying training zone for jets over PA Wilds – Olean Times HeraldNary a peep heard on proposed low-flying training zone – The Bradford EraL.L. Bean shop to pop up in Williamsport later this month – Williamsport Sun-Gazette (“I think our proximity to the outdoors we are the gateway to the PA Wilds, I think they just geographically really liked Williamsport’s location.” – Mayor Derek Slaughter)Literary Club news – The Bradford Era (WCO member James Baumgratz was a guest speaker about his Missing in the Pennsylvania Wilds historical murder books.)Viewing sights set up for partial eclipse – Tioga Publishing (Pennsylvania Wilds Astronomy Club)
MENTIONING TA ENOS
PA Wilds Center receives grant from EDA for planning – The Courier ExpressPA Wilds Center receives grant from EDA for planning – The Bradford EraMENTIONING PA WILDS PUBLIC LANDS
Parks, forests, rivers
Allegheny National ForestWestern Pa. has been abnormally dry and warm. What will that mean for fall foliage? – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Looking back at one of the men who built the Seneca power station – Times ObserverBones Found at Tidioute Overlook in Allegheny National Forest – Erie News Now
Allegheny River15th Allegheny River Clean-Up a success – Times Observer
Bald Eagle State ParkHoward Happenings – The Express (Punkin Chunkin Festival)Fall Festivals keep rolling along – Centre County Gazette
Black Moshannon State ParkBlack Moshannon State Park hosting Haunted Lake Walk – Clearfield Progress
Chapman State Park
Cherry Springs State ParkClarion River
Getting lost in the woods of Brockway – The Courier Express (Beautiful fishing article from regular PAWilds.com contributor Ray Hunt!)
Colton Point State ParkThese Small Towns in Pennsylvania Come Alive in Fall – WorldAtlas (Wellsboro and Bellefonte both mentioned!)
Cook Forest State Park
Denton Hill State Park
Elk State Forest
Hills Creek State ParkThese Small Towns in Pennsylvania Come Alive in Fall – WorldAtlas (Wellsboro and Bellefonte both mentioned!)
Hyner View State Park
Kinzua Bridge State ParkRiding into the colors: Canadian enthusiasts embrace Pennsylvania’s fall foliage at Kinzua Bridge State Park – The Kane Republican
Leonard Harrison State ParkThese Small Towns in Pennsylvania Come Alive in Fall – WorldAtlas (Wellsboro and Bellefonte both mentioned!)DCNR seeks acorn collectors – Tioga Publishing
Little Pine State ParkLittle Pine State Park to hold Annual Fall Festival on Oct. 15 – Tioga Publishing
Lyman Run State Park
Moshannon State Forest
Patterson State Park
Sinnemahoning State ParkAUSTIN: First Fork Festival at Sinnemahoning State Park – The Bradford Era
Landscapes and Journeys
Dark SkiesQ&A: Why Do Humans Need Dark Skies? – The Daily Yonder (Not specifically about our Dark Skies region, but a great article!)
Elk CountryElk Country Visitor Center October weekend programs – The Courier ExpressPioneer Day showcases old-time traditions – The Daily PressElktoberfest draws a crowd to former Benezette schoolhouse – The Courier Express (Mentions that WCO member Mickayla Poland/PA Made was there with Elk Country apparel!)Witnesses to FBI hunt for Civil War gold describe heavily loaded armored truck, signs of a night dig – The IntelligencerWitnesses to FBI hunt for Civil War gold describe heavily loaded armored truck, signs of a night dig – Washington Post
Pine Creek Valley / PA Grand Canyon / Pine Creek Rail TrailFunding boosts recreation and conservation projects across region – NorthcentralPA.com
West Branch Susquehanna RiverPennsylvania receives $150,000 for acid mine drainage project – Daily Energy Insider
MENTIONING WCO / CONSERVATION SHOPS