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Pennsylvania park officials drop campground plans for Big Elk Creek State Park

DCNR officials say they’re focused on ecological restoration for Big Elk Creek State Park.
By Zoë Read/WHYY

Neighbors are fighting a proposed campsite on Landenberg’s Big Elk Creek State Park

Residents believe the land should be protected from heavy foot traffic.
By Zoë Read/WHYY

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Pennsylvania program helps residents, businesses convert lawns to meadows

Environmentalists say lawn conversions prevent flooding and runoff pollution, and provide habitat for pollinators and birds.
By Zoë Read/WHYY

Pennsylvania officials warn seasonal fire risks are on the rise this Spring

The greatest dangers occur during the spring months of March, April and May

By Ed Arke/WITF

Pennsylvania buys Susquehanna River islands for conservation

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources bought Independence and Bailey’s Islands for $160,000 in late January. The agency aims to preserve the land and ensure the islands are available to the public for recreation.

By Gabriela Martínez/WITF