National parks face funding crunch
National parks are facing continued budget cuts as a time that many parks are in need of repairs and restoration.
Grenade found at Tamarack Lake
“Fire in the hole!,” yelled a bomb squad officer.
Camping program aimed at first-timers, seasoned vets
One ongoing and one upcoming program are designed to encourage family camping, and area residents can participate nearby at Pymatuning State Park and Presque Isle State Park.
U.S. prepares to lease huge tracts off East Coast for windmill farms
The federal government is poised to auction to wind farm developers 2,434 square miles of the continental shelf in the Atlantic Ocean, which would allow wind farms to sprout 10 miles off the shores of six states, from Massachusetts to Virginia.
Child's drowning spurs free Water Safety Days
In response to the weekend’s tragic drowning in French Creek, Meadville Area Recreation Complex will host a pair of free Community Water Safety Days for area parents and children.
Bad news: Raindrops don't swat down mosquitoes
Raindrops should pulverize mosquitoes, but scientists at Georgia Tech discover that's not the case. The good news: the finding could help engineers improve the design of tiny flying robots.
High water, delayed stockings shouldn't affect trout season
So far March has been miserable, wet, rainy and soggy. In fact, area streams have been so swollen that the state Fish and Boat Commission has delayed stocking trout at several sites across the region.
Hunters: Canning may be a better than grinding your bounty
Deer hunting is an old tradition worth preserving. And when it comes to preserving venison, according to a food scientist in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, an old traditional method for preserving meat might be best.
Local fishing reports.
Game Commission offers advice to avoid attracting bears
With spring well under way across the state, many Pennsylvanians are spending more time outdoors and seeing more wildlife — and signs of wildlife — in their yards and other places they frequent. Among the wildlife becoming more visible are Pennsylvania’s roughly 17,000 black bears, all of which are looking for food.
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