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04.13.11 — PA Department Conservation and Natural Resources
Pike County Maps Out Adventure for Outdoors Enthusiasts to Follow
It is one thing to be a county blessed with a wealth of natural resources; it is another to actively engage in sharing that unspoiled natural bounty with others. Folks in Pike County have done just that, rolling out a “Welcome Mat” that will be very hard to ignore.

It has been just about two months since “Pike Outdoors: A Public Lands Guide for Sportsmen & Outdoor Enthusiasts” first rolled off the press. Response so far has been overwhelming to the colorful, outdoors-oriented collection of where-to-go, what-to-do information for the angler, hunter and hiker. < read more >

01.15.11 — Press Release
Finding Farmers and Foresters on the Web
PA & NY — Driven by the public's desire to have a resource of regional farm and forest products the website is launched.

01.11.11 — The River Reporter
Town of Highland, NY presents Business Wayfinding Project
As a way of tackling the ever-growing question how do we“drive” traffic to our businesses, the Town hired Dorene Warner of W Design to develop a signage system that would aid both the visitor and local businesses without adding visual clutter to our pristine scenic byways. Highland Renaissance president Carol Roig said, “Dorene has come up with a design that is functional and elegant, is in keeping with the other design work that W Design has created which respects the rural and historical character of the town.”

07.10.08 — Press Release
A Guide to Tracking Down Local Foods
PIKE, MONROE, WAYNE COUNTIES, PA — Our local land trust, the Delaware Highlands Conservancy, has published a guide to local farms and farmers' markets in Monroe, Pike and Wayne counties in PA, called Shop Local, Save Land.” The guide is an excellent resource for residents and visitors who desire fresh and healthy foods and enjoy visiting the abundant agricultural resources of the three-county area.
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07.07.08 — Press Release
Upper Delaware Council Launches New Website
UPPER DELAWARE RIVER REGION, NY & PA — The Upper Delaware Council, Inc. (UDC) announces the launch of its firstever website at, made possible by a 2007-08 New York State Community Projects Appropriation grant that Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther (98th District) secured for UDC program support. < read more >

02.12.08 — Press Release
Upper Delaware Scenic Byway Website Accepts Rt. 97 Photos
UPPER DELAWARE RIVER REGION, NY & PA — The Upper Delaware Scenic Byway (UDSB) website, created and maintained for the non-profit organization by W Design of Barryville, has generated a remarkable growth in visitation since an improved version of the site was officially launched on July 4, 2007. < read more >

12.23.07 — Times-Herald Record
New Eagle Observation Blind Opens
Structure makes viewing easier on people and birds
MINISINK FORD, NY — A new eagle observation blind along the Delaware River in Minisink Ford, NY, is now ready for use and offers an additional safe opportunity for viewing without disturbing the eagles. The Eagle Institute celebrates its 10-year anniversary with the opening of this new viewing blind. < read more >

07.04.07 — Press Release
Upper Delaware Scenic Byway Launches Interactive Website
REGIONAL — Following a year of planning and work, the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway, Inc. announces the July 4th launch of its new, interactive website at

The project was funded through a marketing grant from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), administered through the New York State Department of Transportation’s Scenic Byways Program. W Design of Barryville, NY designed and maintains the website. < read more >