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Whale-finding phone app grows in use, steering mariners away

June 5, 2016 PORTLAND, Maine — With summer whale watching season fast approaching, conservation advocates and government agencies who want to protect whales say a mobile app designed to help mariners steer clear... more »»

Commission: Wear a life jacket when on watercraft

June 5, 2016 Boating safety experts want to get something off their chest and onto yours — a life jacket. more »»

Visiting Charleston

June 5, 2016 Charleston, South Carolina, blends history, good food and southern hospitality to create its unique brand of low-country charm. more »»

'Born to be a Riverkeeper'

May 8, 2016 LEWISBURG — “I think that you’re born to be a Riverkeeper,” Carol Parenzan, riverkeeper for the Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper Association Inc. said. more »»


May 8, 2016 Otzinachson group, society plan hikes The Otzinachson Regional Group of the Sierra Club and the Edward Abbey Hiking Society will hold a number of hikes throughout the region in the spring and summer. more »»


May 8, 2016 (EDITOR’S NOTE: The Sun-Gazette reserves the right to edit items submitted for the “Shooting Sports” section. To submit an event, call 570-326-1551, ext. 3116. more »»

DCNR: Try cycling as a way to get outdoors this month

May 8, 2016 The state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn is encouraging people to dust off their bikes and find a trail as a way to get outdoors during May, which is... more »»


May 8, 2016 Bald Eagle State Park, Howard Office: 814-625-2775 May 14 — Birding Day, 9 a.m., Environmental Learning Center. Pack a picnic lunch and spend an enjoyable day packed with bird themed programs. more »»

Tidaghton Audubon leads birding walks at Hills Creek

May 8, 2016 WELLSBORO — Under the guidance of Gary Tyson, Tiadaghton Audubon Society field trip coordinator, the Saturday morning birding walks at Hills Creek State Park, near Wellsboro, will continue through... more »»

State environmental officials band, inspect Harrisburg’s newest young peregrine falcons

May 8, 2016 HARRISBURG — Officials from the State Department of Environmental Protection and the Game Commission on Tuesday banded and inspected the three young peregrine falcons nesting on the 15th floor of th... more »»

Fish commission urges DEP to rule on Susquehanna River ‘impairment’

May 8, 2016 HARRISBURG — A delay on a critical decision about the health of the Susquehanna River has prompted the Board of Fish and Boat Commissioners to send a letter to the secretary of the state Department... more »»

Pittsburgh photographer’s shot of Mt. Rainier to be on stamp

May 8, 2016 PITTSBURGH (AP) — The night sky at Mount Rainier National Park in Washington is often photogenic: wide and dark and full of bright stars. more »»

Laurel Festival features 10K, 2-mile runs

May 8, 2016 WELLSBORO — The annual Laurel Festival 10K will start at 9 a.m. June 18 at Packer Park on Queen Street and the 2-mile fun run/walk will start at 9:0. more »»

Reflections in Nature:

May 8, 2016 Last week I wrote about the three methods used by birds during the nesting season. This week’s column is about what occurs when the young are in the nest. more »»

Game Commission field officers report on outdoor happenings

May 8, 2016 Field officers for the state Game Commission’s Northcentral region filed the following reports on April 22, according to the agency’s website: • Lycoming County Wildlife Conservation Officer Harold... more »»

Quality destinations

May 8, 2016 WASHINGTON — More than 19 million U.S. more »»

The Might of Mickey: Orlando still tops for tourists

May 8, 2016 ORLANDO, Fla. — It’s a crowded world after all — at least in Orlando’s hotels and theme parks. Tourism officials announced last Monday that the number of visitors coming to Orlando last year jumped 5. more »»

Environmental appreciation

April 3, 2016 JERSEY SHORE — Wildlife in and around the borough have received a helping hand — in fact, about 100 pairs of helping hands — from the Jersey Shore Middle School’s Outdoors Clu. more »»



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