Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn invited public input in an online survey helping DCNR chart the future course for forestlands in Pennsylvania. Beginning July 1 and continuing through August 31, the survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. Stakeholders, outdoors enthusiasts and others who visit and enjoy approximately 17 million acres of forestlands in Pennsylvania will be asked to weigh in on perceived individual forest use, and personal values placed on forests.
From 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on July 4, no fishing license is required to fish, however all other fishing regulations apply. Click here to view a map of dozens of tackle loaner sites across Pennsylvania.
A cause for concern for those looking to swim there as Philadelphia has seen and will only continue to see increasing heavy rainfall.
The PA DEP is inviting comments on the draft 2020 Integrated Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report. The report found 25,468 miles of streams in Pennsylvania-- about 30 percent, and an increase from 2016-- have impaired water quality for one or more uses-- water supply (84 miles), aquatic life (17,547 miles), recreation (9,935 miles) or fish consumption (2,817 miles).