CSP Bat Count Saturday July 12th at Chapman Dam State Park

By | July 11, 2014 10:44 pm | 0 Comments


Pennsylvania’s most common bat is the little brown bat. These bats can grow to lengths of about 3-5 inches including the tail, with wingspans measuring close to ten inches. Bat populations have taken a blow due to White Nose Syndrome (WNS). WNS is a fungal infection that effects colonized hibernating bats in winter. Scientists and… View Article

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2014 Great Lakes Tackle Shop Summer Invitational Tournament

By | July 9, 2014 11:50 pm | 0 Comments


The Erie Sports Commission announced that the 2014 Great Lakes Tackle (GLT) Summer Invitational is going to be held at Presque Isle State park and the Bayfront Convention Center on August 23-24th. The 3-5 angler teams are limited to the first 40 teams to register.Weigh-ins will be on stage at the end of each day… View Article

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The Gathering at French Creek this Friday and Saturday

By | July 9, 2014 9:58 pm | 0 Comments


The 9th Annual Gathering at French Creek is scheduled for this Friday and Saturday at Union City, Pennsylvania. Union City is a historical crossroads of both water and land routes. This family friendly festival focuses on Union City’s heritage as a gathering place. There are many events and activities scheduled as well as vendors to… View Article

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Explore Presque Isle State Park’s diverse ecosystems

By | July 3, 2014 8:25 pm | 0 Comments


Presque Isle harbors some of  the state’s most diverse habitat and contains seven ecological zones. This 3,200 acre sandy peninsula jutting out into Lake Erie is home to many species of birds, animals, and rare plant species. Presque Isle has more endangered, threatened, and rare species living there than any other area of comparable size… View Article

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Venture Outdoors offers Historic Hike this Saturday at Cook Forest

By | July 2, 2014 12:32 pm | 0 Comments


Venture Outdoors invites you to discover the cathedral-like old growth forests of the more than 11,000 acre Cook Forest State Park. The Cook Forest Historic Hike will cover 8.75 miles during the interpretive event scheduled for Saturday from 10am until 4pm. The hike will cover mostly moderate terrain with some steeper graded climbs along the… View Article

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Night Sky Exploration event Saturday at Chapman State Park

By | July 2, 2014 6:01 am | 0 Comments


Discover stargazing while learning tips from an expert! Tom Traub, Project Director for the Martz Observatory, will teach participants how to find planets and deep sky objects with the park’s telescope. Event-goers will meet at the beach from 8:30 until 10pm. Remember to bring a blanket/ chair, bug spray, flashlight, and a telescope if you… View Article

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NWPA’s beautiful sunsets

By | July 1, 2014 8:19 pm | 0 Comments


It is well known that the sunsets over Lake Erie are spectacular. Some of the more popular places to view these sunsets are the Walnut Creek Access Area and the beaches of Presque Isle State Park. The brilliant colorful sunsets of NWPA can also be appreciated at higher elevations. Sunday’s storms left an aftermath of… View Article

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DiscoverE Program for 9-12 year old anglers Saturday at Presque Isle

By | July 1, 2014 9:32 am | 0 Comments


On Saturday, July 5th from 10am until 12pm, 9-12 year old anglers and an adult can join Environmental Educators from the Tom Ridge Center along with members from the SONS of Lake Erie as they enjoy a fun day of fishing. This event is free and open to the public. The program will take place… View Article

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Evergreen Outfitters introduce Lake Erie Series

By | July 1, 2014 6:17 am | 0 Comments


The first paddle trip in the Evergreen Outfitters Lake Erie Series is scheduled for July 6th. Participants will meet this Sunday at North East marina. These trips are guide by ASA certified guides and intended for boats of at least 14 feet. Paddlers are expected to be able to maintain a reasonable pace for stretches… View Article

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Fish-for-free on the 4th of July

By | June 29, 2014 10:55 am | 0 Comments


The second of the PFBC’s Fish-for-Free Days will be on Friday, July 4th. Residents and non-residents of Pennsylvania will we allowed to fish without a PA fishing license from 12:01am until 11:59 pm on July 4th. All of the other PFBC regulations will apply. PFBC Executive Director John Arway said, “Lakes and parks are always… View Article

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