2021 Champions of the PA Wilds Award Winners Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 7, 2021   2021 Champions of the PA Wilds Award Winners Announced Winners to be Celebrated Virtually; November Dinner Cancelled   The PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship (PA Wilds Center) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 Champions of the PA Wilds Awards. These individuals, businesses, events and places…

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Mobile PA Wilds Conservation Shop at Leonard Harrison State Park now open

Mobile PA Wilds Conservation Shop at Leonard Harrison State Park now open New online shopping experience also available at ShopThePAWilds.com On Monday, June 7, the mobile unit of the PA Wilds Conservation Shop at Leonard Harrison State Park officially opened to the public, offering PA Wilds made and branded wares and apparel to park visitors…

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2021 PA Wilds Champion Awards Nomination Deadline Extended to June 30

2021 PA Wilds Champion Awards Nomination Deadline Extended to June 30 The deadline to submit nominations for the 2021 PA Wilds Champion Awards has been extended to June 30, 2021.  Each year, the PA Wilds Center recognizes individuals, groups, organizations, communities, and businesses that have made significant contributions to help grow and sustainably develop the outdoor…

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PA Wilds Conservation Shop coming to Leonard Harrison State Park

PA Wilds Conservation Shop coming to Leonard Harrison State Park WELLSBORO — The PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship (PA Wilds Center) announced Monday it is opening its second PA Wilds Conservation Shop at Leonard Harrison State Park via a mobile unit this summer, expanding visitor services at the busy state park and improving market access…

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PA Wilds Center announces development of new regional ecommerce infrastructure to support rural entrepreneurs

PA Wilds Center announces development of new regional ecommerce infrastructure to support rural entrepreneurs WARREN – This time next year, the nonprofit PA Wilds Center plans to pilot an online marketplace where consumers can buy authentic local products made in the PA Wilds region by a variety of nonprofits and small businesses. Erie-based MakerPlace Inc.…

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More partners assist with new PA Wilds Media Lab

More partners assist with new PA Wilds Media Lab PA Wilds Center says it is making headway on a business accelerator space it is establishing in Kane, and that several new partners have come on board to support the project. The PA Wilds Media Lab will be the PA Wilds Center’s first office and program…

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Grant funding for small businesses in the PA Wilds impacted by COVID

Grant funding for small businesses in the PA Wilds impacted by COVID Governor Tom Wolf on Monday announced a $225 million statewide grant program to support small businesses that were impacted by the COVID-19 public health crisis and subsequent business closure order. PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship and The Progress Fund, a non-profit community development financial…

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Pennsylvania Wilds successes showcased in new DCNR Conservation Landscape report

Pennsylvania Wilds successes showcased in new DCNR Conservation Landscape report Achievements made in the Pennsylvania Wilds, a 13-county region designated as a Conservation Landscape by the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), were recently highlighted in a report by the state agency. DCNR’s 2019 Pennsylvania Conservation Landscapes — Models for Successful Collaboration report…

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