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Turning DelWaterGap into national park would have ‘many benefits,’ DCNR Secretary Dunn says

BY: - July 12, 2021

A proposal that would turn the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area into a national park has picked up support from the head of the state agency that oversees Pennsylvania’s state parks and forests. Members of the Pennsylvania and New Jersey chapters of the Sierra Club first suggested last week that the 40-mile stretch of […]

Facing grim climate projections, state officials call for multi-dimensional approach to addressing climate change

BY: and - May 9, 2021

The Pennsylvania Climate Impacts Assessment is a report produced every three years by the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) as directed by the Pennsylvania Climate Change Act (Act 70) of 2008. 

State officials warn residents as Pa. enters peak wildfire season

BY: - April 7, 2021

On Tuesday, officials at the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) cautioned residents who may be taking up outdoor pursuits as the weather warms to beware dry and windy conditions, which could fan embers and campfires into full-blown forest fires. 

State parks to host volunteers, in-person programs beginning in April

BY: - March 26, 2021

Beginning on April 4, the same day that Wolf said restaurants can host 75 percent capacity and resume bar service, DCNR will welcome visitors back to its visitors centers, offices and other events and program facilities at 75 percent capacity. 

DCNR sends out-of-state park visitors without a negative COVID test packing

BY: - November 25, 2020

The requirement was announced last week by Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn. 

GOP lawmaker from Carbon County says he wants to let Pa. state parks charge visitors a fee

BY: - August 25, 2020

The proposal, which has been introduced twice before, would address the issues at Beltzville and other parks near state borders where traffic is high and allow DCNR to decide on and implement fees at their discretion, Heffley told the Capital-Star. 

These are the 10 most popular Pennsylvania state parks

BY: - July 23, 2020

Take a look at this list, based on data from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’s Bureau of State Parks. 

Open for adventure: Pennsylvania Parks | Five for the weekend

BY: - June 13, 2020

Now that all 67 counties are in the yellow or green phase of reopening, Pennsylvania's state parks announced earlier this week that as of Friday, June 12, cabins, cottages, lodges and yurts across the state are open.

DCNR Sec. asks Pennsylvanians to take care of themselves, state parks while distancing

BY: - April 2, 2020

State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn is calling on Pennsylvanians to take care of themselves -- and outdoor areas --  during social distancing.