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VISITOR CENTER HOST VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT KINZUA DAM

VISITOR CENTER HOST VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT KINZUA DAM

U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS For Immediate Release

Kinzua Dam, 1205 Kinzua Road, Warren, PA 16365

POC: Steve Lauser

April 19, 2019

(814)726-0661

VISITOR CENTER HOST VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT KINZUA DAM

If you’re concerned about our public lands and natural resources, would like to share your skills and talents with others, and like to meet and work with people, you may be interested in work opportunities under the Corps of Engineers Volunteer Program at Kinzua Dam.  All interested persons, especially retired seniors and college / high school students, are invited to apply. This opportunity is available for all ages, but parental or legal guardian consent is required for volunteers under age 18.

Several part-time volunteers will be needed to fill Visitor Center Host positions starting June 3, 2019.  These positions involve staffing the Kinzua Dam Visitor Center daily from 10:00am to 4:00pm. However, work schedules are flexible, with many part-time options available.

If you’re interested, please contact the Kinzua Dam Office at (814)726-0661, for additional information and Volunteer Application Forms.

Allegheny Reservoir Cleanup

Allegheny Reservoir Cleanup

Allegheny Reservoir Cleanup

 

The 15th Annual Allegheny Reservoir Clean-up will take place on Saturday, May 11, 2019.

As in previous years, we will meet at the Onoville Marina at 8 a.m. where everyone will sign-in and be given supplies (trash bags and gloves) prior to being taken to a designated spot on the reservoir.

If you’re interested in participating in one of Warren’s “extreme cleaning events” visit http://www.alleghenyrivercleanup.com to learn more and to sign-up!

Volunteers should bring:

  • Rain Gear-the cleanup will be completed rain or shine.
  • Layered Clothing-Individuals come prepared for a range of weather conditions, which can change rapidly in mid-May in northwestern Pennsylvania.
  • Food & Water-Individuals are responsible for bringing their own lunch and snacks.

We look forward to another great time this year!

2019 Fishing Season

2019 Fishing Season

2019 Fishing Season

 

Warren, Pa. (April 3, 2019) — Statewide trout fishing season opens April 13, this includes the Allegheny National Forest (ANF).

Here are some friendly reminders to ensure every visitor enjoys the Forest, recreates by the rules, and has an enjoyable fishing season.

Fishing Information

The USDA Forest Service would like to remind anglers that all rules, regulations, stocking schedules and fishing guidelines can be found on the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commissions website atwww.fishandboat.com.

Camping and Fishing

Anglers, campers and visitors are reminded that, with exception to fee based campground campsites, reserving dispersed or primitive campsites along the rivers and/or waterways is strictly prohibited.

Visitors and campers must occupy their campsite the evening of establishing it and every 24-hours thereafter, unless a special use permit has been granted.

Anglers, campers and visitors are reminded that camping along the Clarion River and Millstone Roads is limited to designated sites only.

All visitors are responsible for removing all of the trash they brought with them and/or created while recreating on the Forest.

The Forest Service will be monitoring for such activities. Those found in violation of these rules can be subject to criminal charges.

Cold Water Lifejackets Rule

All persons are required by law to wear a Coast Guard approved personal flotation device (PFD or life jacket) during the cold weather months from November 1 through April 30 while underway or at anchor on boats less than 16 feet in length or any canoe or kayak.

The Allegheny (Kinzua) Reservoir (In accordance with Forest Supervisor Order 17-009)

Camping is prohibited on the shores and within 1500 feet inland from the tee line around the Allegheny Reservoir.

Camping is prohibited within 1500 feet on either side of the center line of the Allegheny Scenic Drive (includes Longhouse Scenic Drive and portions of State Routes 59, 346, and 321) and the main access roads into Jakes Rocks and Rimrock Recreation Area.

It is prohibited to go into or be upon the shoreline and area near the River-Corydon Cemetery, Elk Township, Warren County, Pennsylvania for the protection of objects and area of historical interest.

If you have any questions about recreation activities and locations on the Allegheny National Forest please call our District Ranger Offices at (Bradford) (814) 362-4613 and (Marienville) (814) 927-6628.

Information provided by The US Forest Service – Allegheny National Forest News Release

Easter events around Warren County

Easter events around Warren County

Complete details can be found on our Events Calendar – some events require registration!
 
Easter Egg Hunt and Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
April 6 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sanford United Methodist Church, 2550 Sanford Rd.
Pittsfield, PA 16340 United States + Google Map
 
Come Meet Hopkins the Easter Bunny
April 6 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Warren Walmart, 2901 Market St
Warren, PA 16365 United States + Google Map
 
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
April 6 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Russell United Methodist Church, 17 N. Main Street
Russell, PA 16345 United States + Google Map
 
Rouse Children’s Center Egg Hunt
April 12 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Rouse Daycare, 238 E Main St.
Youngsville, 16371 + Google Map
 
Brunch with the Bunny
April 13 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Fork & Barrel Restaurant, 554 Country Club Rd
Corry, PA 16407 United States + Google Map
 
Underwater Egg Hunt
April 13 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Warren YMCA, 212 Lexington Ave
Warren, PA 16365 United States + Google Map
 
Easter Bunny Pictures
April 13 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Crossing, 350 Pennsylvania Ave. W.
Warren, Pennsylvania 16365 United States + Google Map
 
Easter All Nighter
April 19 @ 7:00 pm – April 20 @ 7:00 am
Russell Roller Rink, 7385 Market Street St.
Russell, PA 16345 United States + Google Map
 
Easter Egg Hunt
April 20 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Betts Park, 100 Ludlow St
Warren, PA 16365 United States + Google Map
 
OCTRR Peter Cottontail Express (First Class SOLD OUT)
April 20 @ 12:30 pm
Oil Creek & Titusvile Railroad, 409 S Perry Street
Titusville, PA 16328 United States + Google Map
 
Easter Egg Hunt
April 20 @ 1:00 pm
Youngsville Free Methodist, 179 Davis St
Youngsville, PA 16371 United States + Google Map
 
Easter Egg Hunt
April 20 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Lacy Park, 18 N Marion St
Warren, PA 16365 United States + Google Map
 
Easter Bunny Family Skate
April 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Russell Roller Rink, 7385 Market Street St.
Russell, PA 16345 United States + Google Map
Allegheny National Forest Proposing Forest Health Improvement Project

Allegheny National Forest Proposing Forest Health Improvement Project

Allegheny National Forest Proposing Forest Health Improvement Project

 

Bradford, Pa. (March 20, 2019) – The Allegheny National Forest’s Bradford Ranger District is initiating an environmental analysis of the 7,578 acre Cherry Run Project, located in Sheffield Township, Warren County, Pennsylvania.

 

Bradford District Ranger Rich Hatfield said, “In response to conditions within the Cherry Run project area, the Forest Service is proposing a series of actions to bring the project area into better balance with goals and objectives identified in the ANF Land and Resource Management Plan (Forest Plan).”

 

Within the project area, proposed actions include: improvements to forest health through tree harvesting and reforestation, treatment of non-native invasive plants, stream restoration, and fishery and wildlife habitat improvements. Transportation actions include constructing a new access road, improvements to existing roads and the removal of roadside hazard trees. 

 

Details of the proposal are posted at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55612.

 

The Bradford Ranger District is accepting comments for this project until April 23, 2019. Comments may be submitted via:

·         Mail: District Ranger, USDA Forest Service, Allegheny National Forest, Bradford Ranger District, 29 Forest Service Dr., Bradford, PA 16701

·         Email: comments-eastern-allegheny-bradford@fs.fed.us. Please enter the project name (Cherry Run Project) on the subject line and include your name and physical mailing address with your comments.

·         Hand-delivered and verbal comments: Will be accepted weekdays between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm at the Bradford Ranger District or by calling (814) 363-6000.

·         Fax: (814) 362-2761

“Your comments are important, and may be used to modify or develop alternatives to the proposed action,” Hatfield said.

 

For more information about this project, please contact Eddie Baker at (814) 363-6012 or ebaker@fs.fed.us.

Information provided by USFS Allegheny National Forest News Release

Earn extra income while helping your community!

Earn extra income while helping your community!

The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count. Candidates must complete an online job application at 2020census.gov/jobs. They provide great weekly pay, flexible hours and paid training! For more information or help applying call 1-855-JOB-2020.

Working Group Meeting Scheduled

Working Group Meeting Scheduled

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners has scheduled a public, working group meeting for Monday, March 25 at the Game Commission’s headquarters in Harrisburg.

The meeting is slated to begin at 8:30 a.m.

Working group meetings allow for an exchange between the Board of Game Commissioners and Game Commission staff ahead of regular quarterly meetings. While working group meetings are open to the public, public comments are not accepted.

The working group meeting is scheduled to be streamed live on the Game Commission’s YouTube channel.

The Game Commission’s headquarters is at 2001 Elmerton Ave., just off the Progress Avenue exit of Interstate 81.

The Board of Game Commissioners’ next quarterly meeting is scheduled to be held on Monday, April 8 and Tuesday, April 9 in Harrisburg. The board will hear public comments, limited to five minutes per speaker, at April 8 meeting.

Pennsylvania Game Commission News Release

Wine on the Lake – Bus from Warren Mall

Wine on the Lake – Bus from Warren Mall

This option is available for the afternoon session 1-4pm on February 23rd. You can ride a bus from the Warren Mall. Boarding starts at 11am and the bus leaves at 11:30 for Wine on the Lake. It will return back to the mall around 5:30pm. If you are interested, you must choose this option when you buy your tickets at www.wineonthelake.com.

Bid Package for Chapman State Park Watercraft & Refreshment Concession

Bid Package for Chapman State Park Watercraft & Refreshment Concession

The bid is posted on the state parks web pages and can be accessed at: http://www.apps.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/ConcessionBids/default.aspx

Interested parties are invited to contact the park office with any questions prior to submitting a bid. Bids are due on January 30, 2019

You are also welcome to contact Contract Specialist, Jen Bowman directly with any questions or concerns. Please refer to bid # BSP-2019CON-09

 

 

 

 

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Warren County Visitors Bureau                dave@wcvb.net
22045 Route 6
Warren, PA 16365
814-726-1222
800-624-7802

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