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Wisp Resort Adds Ice Rink

This winter Wisp Resort is installing a 50 by 85 foot ice skating rink. The opening date is slated for Saturday, Dec. 19.

Snowshoe Opens for Season

Snowshoe Resort opened for the season Dec. 5 after a push of snowmaking and fresh snowfall. For more info, visit www.snowshoemtn.com.

Grants Available for Public Lands Friends Groups

Are you a nonprofit serving a public-lands site ("Friends of ..." group) and need help going to your next level of effectiveness?

20 PA Dams Removed or Slated for Removal in 2009

American Rivers announced Nov. 27 a list of 58 dams nationwide either slated to be removed or actually removed during 2009. The list includes 20 Pennsylvania dams.

New Audubon iPhone Apps Available

National Audubon Society field guide books have gone mobile.

Leonid Meteor Shower to Peak Nov. 17

The 2009 Leonid meteor shower is expected to be a good one, with a combined new moon and a NASA prediction of 20-30 meteors per hour. Look up Tuesday morning between midnight and dawn.

Deer Gun Hunting Seasons Start Soon

Deer gun hunting season kicks off Nov. 14 in Kentucky and Indiana. Seasons in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia commence by the end of November as well.

Dayton Metroparks Levy Sails Through

Dayton voters overwhelmingly approved a replacement levy to support its metroparks, with 71 percent in favor. Issue 4, a 10-year.

ExplorePAtrails.com Launches

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has launched a website to help people search, view, map and share information on the thousands of miles of trails in Pennsylvania at

EPA Vetoes Largest WV Mountaintop Removal Mine Permit

From the Charleston Gazette Coal Tattoo Blog:

Be Out There, Take It Outside Week Campaigns Kick Off

Take It Outside Week: October 19-23, day care centers are invited to join Head Start Centers across the country to "take it outside." Check out these downloadable activities from Head Start Body Start

Draconid Meteor Shower Oct. 7-9

Look to the north during the early evening hours Oct. 7-9 to see what the Draconid meteor shower produces this year.

Sept. 26 is National Public Lands Day

Sept. 26 is National Public Lands Day, touted as the nation’s largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance the public lands Americans enjoy.

Sept. 24-30 is Take A Child Outside Week

Take A Child Outside Week is a program designed to help break down obstacles that keep children from discovering the natural world.

Goodwill, SustainU, Bridge Day Collaborate on Official T-shirt

Bring a used shirt to Bridge Day and receive a $5 discount on official t-shirt

Bridge Day has selected Morgantown, WV-based apparel company SustainU to be the first official apparel provider for this year’s 30th Anniversary event on October 17.