Conserve.
Protect.
Enhance.

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 124 state parks and 2.2 million acres of forest land.

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LAST CHANCE! Order today to get your "I Love My State Parks" apparel: Click on the link in the bio!

#ILoveMyStateParks #Pennsylvania #PAParksAndForests
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Tomorrow is the last day to order your "I Love My State Parks" apparel! Hop over to https://www.bonfire.com/i-love-my-state-parks-and-forests/ and order today!

#Nonprofit #PAParksandForests #ILoveMyStateParks #StateParks #StateForests
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Come see us at @newcumberlandlibrary #earthday fest! We’re here until 4pm. It’s a beautiful day! #paparksandforests @paparksandforests ...

It`s International Plant Appreciation Day! Tag us in a photo of your favorite or recent capture of a native plant (or flower or tree) in a PA state forest or park in the comments. We`ll draw a random winner Monday for a sticker!

📸 Britney Lenig, MK Goddard SP

#NatureLover #PlantLover #NativeSpecies #PlantAppreciationDay #State Park #PAParksAndForests
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Find us out-and-about at Earth Day events the next few weeks, starting this Sunday, April 14 at the @NewCumberlandLibrary Earth & Arts Festival. We`ll see you there from 10-4!

April 22 at @FredricksenLibrary - Camp Hill
April 27 at @EarthArtisanOutfitter - Carlisle

#EarthDay #Conservation #PAParksAndForests #Volunteer
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Happy Anniversary, @friendsofworldsendsp! The Chapter marked 6 years in March of volunteering, aiding conservation, and promoting education for Worlds End State Park.

If you would like to join one of the 40+ Friends Groups across the state, find more information and chapters, click on the link in the bio.

#Conservation #Volunteer #Volunteerism #StateParks #WorldsEndStatePark
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Don`t forget to order your "I Love My State Parks" apparel! Hop over to the link in our bio and order today!

#Nonprofit #PAParksandForests #ILoveMyStateParks #StateParks #StateForests
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Have you read the next book in the PPFF Virtual Book Club? Grab a copy of "Finding the Mother Tree" by @drsuzannesimard and join us April 24, 2024 at 12pm EDT at https://paparksandforests.org/event/ppff-virtual-book-club-2/2024-04-24/

#PPFFBookClub #BookCLub #NatureLover #Nature #Conservation
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Happy Anniversary, Friends of White Clay Creek! March marked 12 years volunteering, aiding conservation, and promoting education for White Clay Preserve.

If you would like to join one of the 40+ Friends Groups across the state, find more information and chapters, click on the link in the bio and select "Join a Friends Group"

#Conservation #Volunteer #Volunteerism #StateParks #PAPreserve #WhiteClayCreek
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Happy Birthday Joseph Rothrock - the "Father of Forestry," who helped kickstart turning the deforested "Pennsylvania`s desert" into a richer flora and build conservation and forest management practices of today. Read more about his tremendous impact at click on the link in the bio.

#Rothrock #JosephRothrock #History #Forestry #Pennsylvania
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Today`s the day! 🌞🌒🌞 Check out the solar eclipse (safely!) this afternoon. Check out the @PADCNR website for viewing and safety information. Click on the link in the bio for more info.

#TotalEclipseOfThePark #StateParks #StateForests #SolarEclipse #Pennsylvania
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Happy Geologists Day! PA`s state parks and forests are a treasure trove for geographical education. Senior Geoscientist Chris Oest from @PADCNR Bureau of Geological Survey provided some insight on how parks and forests are utilized. Click on the link in the bio and select "News, Press Releases, and Blogs"

📸 Fossil photo courtesy of Aaron Bierly

#Fossil #GeologistsDay #Geologists #LeonardHarrisonStatePark #TurkeyPath #PlantFossil #TylerStatePark
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Happy Anniversary, Friends of Lyman Run! March marked 14 years volunteering, aiding conservation, and promoting education for Lyman Run State Park.

If you would like to join one of the 40+ Friends Groups across the state, find more information and chapters, click on the link in the bio and select "Join a Friends Group"

#Conservation #Volunteer #Volunteerism #StateParks #LymanRunStatePark
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We were proud to be recognized by @LeaveNoTraceOrg in 2023 for our work incorporating Leave No Trace principles in what we do, and helping the PPFF Friend`s Groups to make it a part of their efforts as well.

#LNT #LeaveNoTrace #Conservation #PAParksAndForests
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Happy Anniversary Friends of Colonel Denning! March marked the Friend`s 19th year of working with Colonel Denning State Park to help aid in projects, education, and conservation in the park. To learn more about what they are up to, visit the "News and Blogs" section in the link in the bio!

#Conservation #Volunteerism #StateParks #StateForests #ColonelDenningStatePark#Pennsylvania
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Our interns and banquet volunteer join the Friends of Pine Grove at Pine Grove Furnace State Park yesterday to learn how a Friend`s Group operates and works with their park or forest!

#PAParksAndForests #Interns #Volunteer #Volunteerism #FriendsGroup
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Happy Anniversary Friends of Pinchot! March marked their 14th year of supporting volunteer and conservation efforts at Gifford Pinchot State Park. To learn more about what they are currently working on, visit
the "News, Press Releases, and Blogs" tab from the link in the bio!

#Conservation #Volunteerism #StateParks #StateForests #GiffordPinchotStatePark #Pinchot #Pennsylvania
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Let`s #LeapIn to April with the "April Bucket List"! Download a printable or interactive clickable list by clicking on the link in the bio!

#NatureBucketList #BucketList #Volunteerism #Conservation #MiraLloydDock #Rothrock #SolarEclipse #TotalEclipseOfThePark #PAParksAndForests #History #PAHistory
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Today marks the 91st anniversary of the day Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the legislation establishing the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) into law. The "boys" of the CCC - including the members of Camp S-76 near Renovo pictured here - remain our heroes for their work transforming themselves and the lives of their families while establishing some of the places that are still among the most beautiful in the United States. Read a bit of their history on the CCC Legacy website at https://ow.ly/6mGJ50R57Lj

#History #CCC #Conservation #ConservationCorps #PA #PAHistory #PAWilds
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