Chester County is one of three counties scheduled to receive new state parks. They're expected to be operational by the end of 2026, created in part with funding from Pennsylvania's 2022-2023 budget.
North Coventry firefighters will receive a $12,500 state grant, the maximum award available, to help pay for training and equipment especially intended to fight brush and forest fires.
In Montgomery County and elsewhere April annually is accompanied by an increased risk of fire danger, because dormant vegetation remains dried out until it greens up. Use extra care with any fires, and make sure they're allowed where you are.
Advocates of riparian buffers - trees and other plantings near stream and creek beds - say they could help reduce flooding impacts like those created last week by heavy rains from Tropical Storm Ida.
The state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is starting an ATV Regional Trail Connector pilot program Friday. It offers all-terrain-vehicle lovers more opportunities for extended rides.
Bethany Hare, who worked during the past five years as a Pennsylvania assistant park manager in Bucks County, has been promoted to park manager for state parks in Collegeville and Fort Washington PA.
The borough, as well as Worcester Township, were the only two Montgomery County municipalities named Thursday to receive community conservation partnership funding. Their combined total: $754,000.
Coming to Limerick Community Park on Swamp Pike: an inclusive playground facility, and a protective pavilion, thanks to a $220,000 grant awarded to Limerick Township by the state, announced Friday.