July 9, 2020
Ch-ch. Ch-ch-ch. Ch-ch. Ch-ch-ch. And over and over again. The noise begins just after dark and hails like a chorus from the treetops, and if you listen long enough, fades into the ambiance of the nighttime experience in Penn’s Woods. It's the katydids.
July 6, 2020
Across the Pennsylvania Wilds, communities are working to find ways to promote economic recovery following many, many weeks of shutdown as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. While the initiatives differ from community to community, the message is the same: Support small businesses in your own neighborhood.
June 20, 2020
When it comes to the history of rural towns across Pennsylvania, Clarion University history professor Dr. Marc Sanko says that the past is often overlooked. Sanko, along with colleague Dr. Jeffrey Diamond, recently launched the podcast “Stories from the Pennsylvania Wilds,” where they showcase these important pieces of history from across the Wilds region.
June 16, 2020
June flashes in the night sky signal the arrival of summer. Did you know the firefly is designated as the state insect of Pennsylvania?
June 12, 2020
Even if we can’t get out into the Pennsylvania Wilds right now, we can still enjoy the Pennsylvania Wilds through our media. There are plenty of books and movies that have some PA Wilds connection -- either they’re created by someone from here, or were created here, or take place here.
June 9, 2020
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) continues to reopen state parks and forests in a phased manner, and soon beaches and pools will be available for summer recreation.
June 6, 2020
The Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation (PPFF), a non-profit with a mission geared towards Pennsylvania’s state parks and forests, recently unveiled a new website -- ProtectOurParksandForests.org -- designed to help mobilize the public to protect state parks and forests.
June 3, 2020
The PA Wilds Conservation Shop at Kinzua Bridge State Park will reopen on Thursday, June 4, with modified hours and new safety procedures after a brief closure due to COVID-19.
June 2, 2020
COVID-19 made some drastic changes to the experiences offered in the Pennsylvania Wilds. Many places have been closed, or are offering limited services. However, some libraries are still offering certain services. If you already have a library card, and you have a computer or tablet, there are some things you can access from home, such as e-books.
May 28, 2020
Across The Pennsylvania Wilds, businesses and organizations are turning obstacles into opportunities. In an effort to share the stories of hardship and resilience amid the Wilds business community, The Wilds Cooperative of PA launched “The Wilds Are Working: Rural Entrepreneurship in Uncharted Times.”
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