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Great American Backyard Campout June 28

Want to join others in your community participating in Campout?

Allegheny to Host Public Meetings on Oil, Gas

ALLEGHENY NATIONAL FOREST TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETINGS

Meetings Scheduled for June 2, 3, and 4 at Three Locations

Emerald Ash Borer in Kentucky

You can help - don't transport firewood

From University of Kentucky Extension:

GO! Raffle Winner from Venture Outdoors Fest

Congrats to Ken Tapp of Wexford, PA, who won the sweet bike messenger bag GO! raffled off at the Venture Outdoors festival in Pittsburgh May 16. It was great to meet all of our new subscribers.

PA Budget Could Close 35 State Parks

Your Action is Urged by July 1

Under PA Senate Bill 850, an additional $19 million would be cut from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources' budget beyond the reductions Governor Edward G.

PA Hiking Week May 23-31

Urging Pennsylvanians to embrace healthy lifestyles and their state's bountiful outdoors, organizers of Hiking Week 2009 are offering participants a chance to pick their path and pace in at least 100

Mammoth Cave Still Open to Public

White-nose syndrome not yet found in KY

Mammoth Cave tours are open

(MAMMOTH CAVE NATIONAL PARK – May 5, 2009) Superintendent Patrick Reed
announced today that Mammoth Cave tours are open to the public. The park

PA's Laurel Creek a Most Endangered River 2009

America’s Most Endangered Rivers™ Report: 2009 Edition
#7 Laurel Hill Creek, Pennsylvania

Threat: Water Withdrawals

Bike to Work Week May 11-15

May is national Bike Month and May 11-15 is national Bike to Work Week. May 15 is Bike to Work Day. For more info, go to the League of American Bicyclists, www.bikeleague.org.

Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower May 5-6

If we get a break in the spring rain clouds here in the Ohio Valley, look up in the night sky - make that early morning sky - for the Eta Aquarid meteor shower May 5 and 6.

Hocking Hills Initiates Video Camera Loan Program

By Borrowers must be staying at associated lodging facility

Hocking Hills launches nation’s first ever visitor vacation video service. Flip Ultra video cameras available for borrowing at no charge.

All USFS Caves in East Closed for One Year

White-nose syndrome continues to advance, kill bats

From Ohio's Wayne National Forest:

Southwestern PA Caves Remain Closed

Due to white-nose syndrome; some commercial caves still open

To protect Pennsylvania's varied and valuable bat populations from the deadly white-nose syndrome, the state Bureau of Forestry will continue barring public access to three caves on state forestland i

Allegheny Prohibits Transported Firewood

Violation carries possible hefty fine or jail time

From the Allegheny National Forest:

BUY OR COLLECT LOCAL FIREWOOD FOR CAMPFIRES ON THE ALLEGHENY NATIONAL
FOREST

I Promise. I Will Not Move Firewood.

Lyrid Meteor Shower April 22

The Lyrid meteor shower April 22 is expected to bring as many as 10 to 20 meteors per hour. This is between midnight and dawn on the 22nd, so remember, that's the night that begins April 21.