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Take a free, family-friendly hike on New Year’s Day

Dec. 30, 2019 Take a hike! No, really. Start the new year with a free guided hike Wednesday at one of Pennsylvania's 39 participating state parks. For York County hikers, both Codorus and Gifford Pinchot state parks have scheduled family-friendly walks Jan. 1. The Gifford Pinchot hike (1.5 miles) starts at 1 p.m., and the…
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3 Holiday Gifts for People Who Love their Yards

Dec. 9, 2019 Shopping for people who love hanging out in their backyard isn't always easy in winter. But that doesn't mean you have to wait until spring to support your loved one's love of the outdoors. Check out these cool gift ideas from the Splash Online Store that anyone will appreciate, any time of…
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All-natural public pools show you don’t need chlorine for clear water

Nov. 19, 2019 No chlorine, no harsh chemicals. Just natural filtration. We're not talking about a koi pond. We're talking about a public swimming pool. North America has two all-natural public pools: Webber Natural Swimming Pool, which opened in Minneapolis in 2015, and Borden Natural Swimming Pool in Alberta, Canada, which opened last year. Both…
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Giant dragonfly swarm spotted over PA

Sept. 13, 2019 That's not rain on the radar. Meteorologists have spotted dragonfly swarms in Ohio, Indiana and western Pennsylvania over the past few days. This migration - which likely includes birds as well as other insects - is so large that weather service officials can see it on radar, where it looks like rain…
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5 Backyard Finds to Snag before Fall

Aug. 30, 2019 These cool late summer days are the perfect time to go outdoors and relax – and maybe plan some end-of-the-season gatherings. If getting ready for guests is on your to-do list, or you just want to do something nice for yourself, we have a few inexpensive finds you can pick up now…
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Some fish form emotional bonds with mates, study says

July 31, 2019 Female fish don't like to shack up with just any male, a recent study suggests. They like to choose their mate - and, if their mate of choice is gone, they aren't as happy with the replacement. The study examined the behaviors of a small Central American fish called a cichlid. These…
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Natural Swim Ponds with Natural Boulders

Don't make changes to this post - make changes on page version: https://splashsupplyco.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=2388&action=edit It used to be the only way to enjoy a swimming pool would be to install a high maintenance heavily chlorinated with a unnatural blue liner and boring concrete deck.   Well those days are over ... Welcome to Natural Swim Ponds! At…
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Spy Fish? Finned recruits could help military find enemy subs

July 16, 2019 The U.S. military is looking into a new tool for underwater surveillance, and it looks like something you might have in your backyard right now. It's fish - specifically, an assortment of marine organisms that signal to each other when they sense movement or foreign objects. In the wild, these communications help…
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Want to feel happier? Spend 2 hours outside this week

July 5, 2019 Two hours a week. Seventeen minutes per day. That's all it takes to lead a more fulfilling life, a recent study suggests. All you have to do is step outside. The study - published last month in Scientific Reports - followed roughly 20,000 people from all walks of life and asked them…
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Your Health and Home Value: 5 Reasons You Need a Pond

Ponds aren't just pretty. Building a water feature in your yard - a small koi pond, pondless waterfall, large swimming pond or even fountain - is an investment in your home and your family's well-being. The natural beauty of plants, the soothing sounds of waterfalls and the incentive ponds give their owners to get outside…
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