Environment

Ohio Community Beautification Grants Available

Image via Wikipedia COLUMBUS, OH – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is accepting grant proposals for community programs that will improve local environments through litter prevention, beautification and waste reduction. The ODNR Division of Recycling and Litter Prevention will grant competitive awards up to $2,000 to support litter clean-up activities that involve the… Read more Ohio Community Beautification Grants Available

PA Fish and Boat Commission Wins with Superfund Settlement

Harrisburg, PA — The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) today announced that state and federal agencies have successfully reached a $21 million settlement over environmental damages stemming from a Superfund site in Northeast Pennsylvania’s Carbon, Lehigh and Northampton counties. “While this settlement is the largest natural resource damage settlement to date in Pennsylvania, it… Read more PA Fish and Boat Commission Wins with Superfund Settlement

PA Game Commission Unveils New Wildlife Improvement Signage

Image via Wikipedia HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today announced that visitors to the agency’s more than 1.4 million acres of State Game Lands will start seeing a new crop of signs designed to educate the public about four of the primary methods of habitat improvement used to benefit wildlife.… Read more PA Game Commission Unveils New Wildlife Improvement Signage

Rain, Rain Go Away: Workshop for Local Engineers

Image via Wikipedia Workshop to be available via webcast at locations across Ohio CLEVELAND, OH – An upcoming workshop will update engineers and planners about the latest research on stormwater treatment practices that enhance water quality, prevent flooding and save money. The Stormwater System Design and Performance workshop will feature the research of the University… Read more Rain, Rain Go Away: Workshop for Local Engineers

US Waterfowl Census- Gonna Be a Good Year

Image via Wikipedia The preliminary estimate of total ducks from the 2009 Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat Survey was 42 million, which is 13 percent greater than last year’s estimate and 25 percent greater than the 1955-2008 average, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today. The Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat Survey samples more… Read more US Waterfowl Census- Gonna Be a Good Year

Cleveland Area Lakefront Gets New Bird Sanctuary

Image via Wikipedia BRATENAHL, OH – Birding and outdoor enthusiasts have a new recreational outlet with the recent completion of a 19.5-acre acquisition in the village of Bratenahl. The Lake Erie Coastal and Riparian Forest Preserve is located on the north side of Lake Shore Boulevard and connects with the Lakefront Bike Path. The preserve… Read more Cleveland Area Lakefront Gets New Bird Sanctuary

Philadelphia Eaglet Released into Wild

Image by Getty Images via Daylife DOYLESTOWN – For the second time in 13 years, Pennsylvania Game Commission and Philadelphia Zoo officials teamed up to foster a zoo-hatched eagle into a wild nest in the Commonwealth. This time the eaglet was placed in a wild nest already holding two eaglets near Doylestown, Bucks County. The… Read more Philadelphia Eaglet Released into Wild