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We are the official nonprofit partner of your Pennsylvania State Parks & Forests

Pinchot State Forest
photo by Colin Xu

We are a Pennsylvania nonprofit organization working to provide a voice for our 121 state parks and 2.2 million acres of forest land.

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Water is the driving force of all nature. Leonardo da Vinci ...

Walking has many mental heath benefits as well. Spread the joy of walking to people of all ages so we can all be a little happier. #TakeaWalkinthePark
📸 - Tom McCorkle, Laurel Hill State Park
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It's Take a Walk in the Park Day! Walking can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. State parks are free areas you can walk in any day! Enjoy a walk today for your health.
#TakeaWalkinthePark #PAParks
📸 - Lisa Morrow, Kings Gap State Park
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Author and environmentalist Marcia Bonta strives to teach others the importance of conservation through her work. Marcia has written nine books and countless magazine articles and keeps a nature journal to this day in hopes it will be useful to future generations. #WomensHistoryMonth #WomenInConservation ...

Monday is National Mom & Pop Business Owners Day. Why not take these cards with you this weekend when you're out in your favorite park or forest? Drop them at the neighboring businesses when you buy your snacks or gear to let them know how much you appreciate them! ...

PPFF members make a difference in our state park sand forests. Join today for your chance to win a map from @purplelizardmaps! Offer ends Monday so don't wait join now! Follow the link in our bio to join. #PAParksAndForests ...

Everybody does it!
💩 If your pet does their business in a state park or forest pick it up and pack it out.
🚽 No where near a bathroom when nature calls? Find an area 70 feet away from people, trails, and water to do your business and pack out your toilet paper.
#LeaveNoTrace #PAParksAndForests
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We have less than 50 masks in stock! Don't miss our March Mask Madness sale where you can snag a face mask for only $7!
Follow the link in our bio to shop now.
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#WorldWaterDay #PAEnviroRights50 ...

Clean water is a great place for good clean fun. What is your favorite way to play in the water? #WorldWaterDay #PAEnviroRights50 ...

A parent, friend, mentor, or coach. Who gave you your love of water? #WorldWaterDay #PAEnviroRights50 ...

Today is #WorldWaterDay! Have you taken a ride down the natural waterslides at Ohiopyle State Park?
📸 - Xiawei Zhang, Ohiopyle State Park
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#water #waterslide #stateparks #stateforests #paparks #paforests #ohiopyle #fun #nature
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#WorldPoetryDay #PAEnviroRights50 ...

Forests clean our air and water, support diverse wildlife and provide arears for recreation. 🌲💦🐿️
📸 - Elk State Forest
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#InternationalDayofForests #PAForests #PAParksAndForests #trees #nature #conservation #cleanair #cleanwater
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#WorldPoetryDay #PAEnviroRights50 ...

Today is #WorldPoetryDay, we'll be sharing submissions to our poetry prompt on access to clean water. #PAEnviroRights50 ...

Spring is here! What spring adventures do you have planed? ...

If you brought it in, you need to take it with you when you go. Trash cans or other receptacles are not always available in a state park or forests, so plan to throw away your trash at home. 🗑️♻️
#LeaveNoTrace #PAParksAndForests
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Dams provide flood prevention, human safety and access to water. Learn more about the dams in our state parks and forests and the issues that impact them. Follow the link in our bio and click “Protect our Parks and Forests” to learn more.
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#ProtectOurParksandForests #paparks #paforests #stateparks #stateforests #water #dam
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