The sound of spring

By | April 3, 2014 1:15 pm | 0 Comments


Spring peepers are beginning to emerge in NWPA. This is a sign that the spring season has finally arrived!  Spring peepers are usually the first frogs in the region to call in spring.  As soon as the ice melts from the wetlands these vocal frogs will emerge and will gradually increase their calling when  population… View Article

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Increasing numbers of migratory birds including waterfowl are moving into region with warming trend

By | April 2, 2014 5:35 am | 0 Comments


The recent warm weather has brought with it increasing numbers of migratory birds to our area. Most recognizably: Canadian geese. A gaggle of these large birds  was recently seen and heard  gathering in a thawing wetland along State Route 8 outside of Union City before sunset. Waterfowl; including many species of ducks, geese, herons, and… View Article

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Rescheduled Mentored Youth Fishing Day prompts trout stocking changes

By | April 2, 2014 5:00 am | 0 Comments


The PFBC announces trout stocking changes to accommodate the Mentored Youth Fishing Day rescheduled for May 10th. These changes affect the waters listed below that will be open for trout fishing only to adult anglers (16 years of age and older), who possess a valid Pennsylvania Fishing License and current Trout/Salmon Permit, who are also… View Article

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Warren County and the Seventh Annual Spring Fishing Show on April 5th have a lot to offer trout anglers

By | April 1, 2014 8:47 am | 0 Comments


From the trophy trout fishery below the Kinzua Dam, to the 26 approved trout waters ,and the special regulation trout waters, Warren County has a lot to offer trout anglers. Some of these waters also contain wild and native trout. Picturesque scenes can be found along the banks and shorelines of many of these waters…. View Article

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Trout stocking in NWPA continues

By | March 30, 2014 5:00 am | 0 Comments


    Preseason trout stocking in Northwest Pennsylvania began earlier this month and will continue until the regular season opener on April 12. Winter weather has continued into the spring season, but area lakes and streams are still being filled with thousands of trout for anglers to catch. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, with… View Article

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Help with L.E.A.F. spring cleaning April 5

By | March 29, 2014 12:15 am | 0 Comments


Pitch in alongside the S.O.N.S. of Lake Erie and other volunteers to clean up the Lake Erie Arboretum at Frontier Park April 5 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Individuals and group volunteers are needed to help pick up trash, tree branches and other winter detritus. A cookout will follow. For information, call (814) 453-5323.

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Learn about paddlesports April 6 in Erie

By | March 28, 2014 6:00 am | 0 Comments


A paddlesports symposium April 6 at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center is a chance for visitors to learn about canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards. The event is free and open to the public. It is scheduled to run from noon to 4 p.m., with presentations at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Participants will learn about… View Article

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Linesville hatchery open house set for April 5

By | March 27, 2014 4:32 pm | 2 Comments


The annual open house at the Linesville State Fish Hatchery is scheduled for April 5 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 13300 Hartstown Road, Linesville, Crawford County. Visitors will be able, among other things, to watch the walleye spawning process including fish sorting, and removing and fertilizing eggs; see fish in the 10,000-gallon viewing tank; learn how to tell… View Article

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Mentored youth fishing day moved to May 10

By | March 19, 2014 2:32 pm | 0 Comments


The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission has rescheduled its two Mentored Youth Fishing Days until May 10 because most of the waters where the events are scheduled to take place are not expected to thaw in time. Mentored youth fishing opportunities will be available at the East and West Basin Ponds at Presque Isle State… View Article

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Bring in spring Thursday with campfire program at Presque Isle State Park

By | March 17, 2014 1:58 pm | 0 Comments


Spring officially arrives Thursday, and we’re already seeing evidence of the coming (and welcome) change of seasons with the arrival of migrating birds and waterfowl. Join Presque Isle State Park naturalists March 20 to learn about bird migration, behavior and song during a family-friendly campfire program from 7-8:30 p.m. inside the Rotary Pavilion. Hot beverages… View Article

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