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

Pinchot State Forest
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We are a Pennsylvania nonprofit organization working to provide a voice for our 124 state parks and 2.2 million acres of forest land.

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Join us Wed., Feb. 28 at 6pm at the Free Library of Northampton Township for an informational meeting on starting a new Friends Group at Tyler State Park!

#TylerStatePark #PAStatePark #Volunteer #Conservation #FriendsGroup #PAParksAndForests
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#PineGroveFurnaceStatePark has two business opportunities for those who enjoy working with the public in an outdoor setting. The Laurel Lake Snack Bar and Watercraft rental concessions are both currently open for bids. These are two separate concessions. Bid packages and more information can be found at https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/Business/StateParkConcessions/ConcessionOpportunities/Pages/default.aspx . Bids will be opened on February 28, 2024 at 12 pm and must be received and in hand prior to that time. If you desire a tour of the facilities, please contact the Park Manager at 717-486-7174. ...

Join Penn State Cancer Institute Tuesday 2/20/2024 at 6pm for a cancer education webinar. Hablemos sobre el cáncer del riñón. "Let`s talk about kidney cancer" - Dr. Fernando Pablo Secin, will be talking about kidney cancer, its risk factors, symptoms, treatment options and prevention.

To register, visit: https://psu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lk8JSIwKQVuKmQDZ-bXmtw#/registration
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Have you heard the chatter about the solar eclipse coming on April 8, 2024? Several state parks and forests are in the path of totality. Keep up with the latest info and events by clicking on the @PADCNR link in the bio!

#SolarEclipse #StateParks #PAStateParks #PAParksAndForests #TotalEclipseOfThePark
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Whether you are going #birding for the Great Backyard Brid Count or as a long term hobby, being prepared can help make your adventure more fruitful. Check out our newest infograph on Wildlife and Birding to help you get started on your next excursion!

#GreatBackYardBirdCount #BirdWarching #Nature #PAParksAndForests
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Get ready to #LeapIn to `Citizen Science` with The Great Backyard Bird Count! Join hundreds of people as they count birds and report data from February 16-19, 2024. Read the latest from Douglas Gross (who can usually be found around #RickettsGlenStatePark) by clicking on the link in our bio and selecting "News, Press Releases, and Blogs"

📸 Doug Gross

#GBBC #GreatBackyardBirdCount #Birding #BirdWatching #PAParksAndForests #CitizenScience
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Don`t forget to tune into Albright Colleges` radio station today at 11am! We will discuss being and nature and its heart health benefits with Dr. Rivera. If you are in the Reading, PA area, tune in to 91.3 or steam anywhere at https://wxac.net/stream-live/ ...

The annual 2024 Lyme Art Contest is in full swing for students in grades 1-6 put on by the DOH. Grab your art supplies and get more info by clicking on the link in the bio!

#LymesDisease #PADOH #Pennsylvania #PAParksAndForests #Ticks
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We love our followers, volunteers, donors, and Friend`s Groups -- thank you for your continued support! If you would like to get involved with what we do or know more about who we are, visit us by clicking on the link in the bio.

📸 Kimberly Leatherman, Delaware State Forest

#Volunteers #LeapIn #Conservation #StateParks #StateForests
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Did you catch the latest Forest Fridays from the DCNR Forestry department? Check out the latest on `Inspirational Women in Botany" by clicking on the link in our bio and selecting "News, Press Releases, and Bogs"

#Botany #WomenInBotany #InspirationalWomen #Forestry #PAStateParks #PAStateForests #PAParksAndForests
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Mark your calendars for this Friday! Tune into Albright Colleges` radio station as we discuss being and nature and its heart health benefits with Dr. Rivera. If you are in the Reading, PA area, tune in to 91.3 or steam anywhere at https://wxac.net/stream-live/ ...

The feeling you get when you realize Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation is on other social media platforms! Don`t miss a thing - follow us everywhere on:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PennsylvaniaParksAndForestsFoundation/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/pennsylvania-parks-and-forests-foundation/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/PAParksandForests

Twitter: https://twitter.com/PaPFF
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Check out what is new in the store! We now have "Smoke to See By" by Ben Moyer in stock. You can find this book and other fun items by clicking the link in the bio and selecting the "Online Store" tab.

Ben`s book was January`s book of the month from our Virtual Book Club. Find more info on our free book club at click on the link in the bio and select "Book Club"

#BookClub #VirtualBookClub #SmokeToSeeBy #BenMoyer #NatureBooks #Conservation
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Keith Russell has been advocating for urban conservation for years - and he`s doing it through bird watching. Learn more about his journey by clicking on the link in our bio and selecting the "News, Press Releases, and Blogs" tab.

#UrbanConservation #KeithRussell #Conservation #PAParksAndForests #BirdWatching #LeapIn
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Black History, Charcoal, and State Game Lands - read about how they are connected by clicking on the link in the bio!

#BlackHistory #PABlackHistory #PAStateParks #PAStateForests #PAPArksAndForests
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Welcome to the team, Martha and Garrett! We`re excited to welcome two new interns to help with @HealthyLandsWeek, the Conservation Heritage Project, and amplifying volunteer and conservation efforts in the state parks and forests. Read more about them by clicking on the link in the bio and selecting "Blogs, News, and Press Releases"

#Conservation #PAConservationHeritage #Heritage #PAHistory #PAParksAndForests #HealthyLandsWeek #StateParks #StateForests
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