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BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER: Kiski Valley Greenway

BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER:Kiski Valley Greenway In 2012 18 municipalities and 3 counties along the 26-mile Kiskiminetas River completed a comprehensive greenway planning process, facilitated through the Main Line Canal Greenway. The Kiski Valley Greenway Plan offers dozens of recommendations for connecting bike trails, interpreting heritage, defining community gateways, and other mechanisms to position Kiski Valley communities to further benefit […]

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Conservation Districts: Bettering Communities Since 1945

Conservation Districts: Bettering Communities Since 1945 If you like to drink clean water, eat, swim, fish, camp, garden, hike, watch birds, or go boating then you benefit from the work of Pennsylvania’s county conservation districts! Even though the impacts are seen all around us, the work of the 66 conservation districts across Pennsylvania goes largely unnoticed by the public. They […]

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September 11th National Memorial Trail Brings New Energy to PA Greenways

September 11th National Memorial Trail Brings New Energy to PA Greenways September 2015 Inaugural riders Eric Brenner and Andy Hamilton (in yellow) have a lively discussion with Huntingdon Co. Commissioners Gary O’Korn and Jeff Thomas and Representative Irvin before the rededication of a First Responders Monument adjacent to Portstown Park. –HUNTINGDON COUNTY IS THE FIRST MAIN LINE CANAL GREENWAY STAKEHOLDER […]

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River Sojourns Showcase Greenway Assets

River Sojourns Showcase Greenway Assets

River Sojourns Showcase Greenway Assets River sojourns offer a different view of some of Pennsylvania’s treasured landscapes and historic assets.  These multi-day river trips are scheduled on several waterways in early spring and summer when paddling conditions are optimal.  A sojourn is a unique experience – a floating community is formed, quiet ripples are punctuated by amiable conversations.   Meals and […]

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Penn State Altoona Prepares for Canal Jam 2015

Penn State Altoona Prepares for Canal Jam 2015

Penn State Altoona Prepares for Canal Jam 2015   Party like it’s 1839! The Penn State Altoona Division of Arts and Humanities and the Center for Community-Based Studies are preparing for the inaugural Canal-Era Music and Entertainment Summit – Canal Jam! 2015. The event will be held on Saturday, September 26, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Allegheny […]

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What’s Old Is New Again

What’s Old Is New Again

What’s Old Is New Again By: Carl A. Dickson, Director, Dauphin County Parks and Recreation Department The Capital Area Greenbelt is a 20 mile historic trail encircling the capital city of Harrisburg. Around the turn of the 20th century, advocates Horace McFarland and Mira Lloyd Dock proposed very ambitious plans for an “emerald necklace” connecting community assets and larger parks. […]

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Conservation Efforts Honored

Conservation Efforts Honored

Conservation Efforts Honored The Main Line Canal Greenway salutes several conservation efforts that have recently been honored with regional and statewide awards. Each year, Department of Environmental Protection invites businesses, farms, government agencies, educational institutions, non-profit organizations and individuals to apply for the Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence. The awards highlight those projects that promote innovative technological advances, partnerships, public […]

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