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The RESTORATIVE POWER OF NATURE

The RESTORATIVE POWER OF NATURE The Main Line Canal Greenway offers so many ways of engaging with nature through resources within and connected to the corridor: More than 140 miles of bike trails; Many miles of hiking trails; 400 river miles for canoeing and kayaking; Thousands of acres of public space through two dozen PA State Game Lands, State Parks, […]

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Dollars and Sense: Indiana County Parks & Trails – A Great Deal

Dollars and Sense Indiana County Parks & Trails – A Great Deal Economic impact studies across Pennsylvania and the country have demonstrated the return on the investment in outdoor recreation resources over and over again.  A classic example of this impact is Indiana County Parks and Trails, home of the popular Ghost Town, Hoodlebug, and new Blairsville Riverfront Trail.  In […]

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Visiting with Historical Societies Along the Main Line Canal Greenway

Visiting with Historical Societies Along the Main Line Canal Greenway Blair County Historical Society By: Joe DeFrancesco, Executive Director Blair County Historical Society To summarize 2015 in one word, the word “Progress” comes to mind. The Blair County Historical Society saw great progress with restoration and site improvements to our flagship location at Baker Mansion. As the county’s official museum, […]

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Blair County Conservation District Celebrates 50 years with an Exciting New Project

Blair County Conservation District	 Celebrates 50 years with an Exciting New Project

Blair County Conservation District Celebrates 50 Years with an Exciting New Project By: Donna Fisher, District Managaer Blair County Conservation District “The Mission of the Blair County Conservation District is the protection, preservation, and enhancement of Blair County’s natural resources by providing technical assistance and educational guidance.” Since its inception in 1966, the Conservation District has been serving Blair County […]

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