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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Help clean up Gull Point March 29

By | March 14, 2014 5:00 pm | 0 Comments


Think you’re the only one who can’t wait for spring to arrive? Nope. Migrating and nesting shorebirds will follow the warming air into the Erie region, too, and they could stand some spring cleaning assistance. Individuals, families and groups are invited to volunteer to help clean up Gull Point, at Presque Isle State Park, on March… View Article

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Meadville man aims to become wildlife conservation officer

By | March 13, 2014 1:17 pm | 0 Comments


A Crawford County man is among the 31 members of the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s 30th class of wildlife conservation officer cadets. Michael Stutts Jr., of Meadville, will undergo 50 weeks of training with his classmates before graduation in March 2015. The class was selected from a field of 622 applications through a series of written and oral tests, interview… View Article

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Ruffed Grouse Society banquet Saturday in Franklin

By | March 11, 2014 1:31 pm | 0 Comments


The Allegheny Northwoods Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society will put on its ninth annual conservation and sportsmen’s banquet March 15 starting at 5:30 p.m. at Sandy Creek Fire Hall in Franklin. Entry cost is $50 for an individual membership and dinner ticket, or $85 for a couple. The fire hall is at 624 Congress… View Article

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Erie National Wildlife Refuge cleanup scheduled for March 30

By | March 10, 2014 1:07 pm | 0 Comments


A spring cleanup is planned for March 30 along highways, roads and parking areas located in the Erie National Wildlife Refuge in Crawford County. Individuals and family groups are invited to attend. Meet at the refuge headquarters in Guys Mills at 1 p.m. to be assigned to a work group. Please dress for the weather,… View Article

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Go on owl prowl in April at Erie National Wildlife Refuge

By | March 9, 2014 12:18 pm | 0 Comments


The Friends of the Erie National Wildlife Refuge will put on a free owl prowl April 25 starting at 6:30 p.m. at the refuge headquarters building near Guys Mills, Crawford County. After an educational program, participants will head out onto the refuge property in search of owls with Judy Acker from Audubon Pennsylvania. The group will use recordings of… View Article

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Eagle watch March 22 at Cook Forest State Park

By | March 8, 2014 1:00 am | 0 Comments


Join the staff at Cook Forest State Park for a driving tour of bald eagle hot spots March 22. Bring your binoculars and spotting scopes for a tour along the National Wild & Scenic Clarion River during prime nesting time. Expect a long car-pool and aggressive hike to some of the better areas. Hot chocolate and… View Article

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