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.

What is a Friends Group?

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Our 2021 Annual Report

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A Look at Park & Forest Infrastructure

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What’s the Value of Open Space

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Special Projects

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Smartphone Apps for the Outdoors

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Explore PA’s Parks and Forests Needs Lists

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News & Events

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Friends of Prince Gallitzin

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Friends of Cowans Gap

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Friends of Nockamixon

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Share your photos on Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #PAParksAndForests

An important PPFF goal is to ensure a place and an experience for everyone in the outdoors. Our donors, volunteers, partners, and supporters help make # accessibility projects like these possible! Discover more about the Outdoors for Everyone initiative on Our Website🔗LINK in BIO!

#allabilities #IDPWD
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A bit of fun, #art, and #education for the #holidays! Download the Art in the Parks Coloring Book to give a child a colorful adventure. Check out other great resources for #familyfun on PPFF's Publications Page 🔗LINK in BIO to Visit Our Website!
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#pennsylvania #pa #pennsylvania_life #outdoors #nature #pennsylvaniaoutdoors #PAStateParks #paparksandforests #stateparks #paparks #statepark #artists #art #outdoorartists #natureart #natureartists #kids #kidsart #natureforkids #kidsoutdoors #conservation #education #environment #environmentaleducation #outdoorart #colorandlearn
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Nothing like it! Visit www.paparksandforests.org and check out the Publications page for Explore Neat You Flyers, Skill Builder Guides, and Family Fun!

🔗LINK in BIO for website!
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If you missed us on #ExtraGive, please consider giving to #stewardship of PA's state parks and forests this #GivingTuesday!

To learn more about PPFF and how to get involved, Visit Our Website 🔗LINK in BIO!
Thank you! #ProtectOurParksandForests #LetsEnjoyTogether #GetOutdoorsPA #TogetherWeGive #BetterTogether
📷Linda Stout, Lackawana SP
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November 29th is #GivingTuesday!
We are grateful to our supporters, members, volunteers, and friends who give their gifts of time, talent, partnership, and dollars. Together, we gift #stewardship to PA’s parks and forests!

This GivingTuesday, please consider giving in the ways most meaningful to you. To learn more about PPFF and how to get involved, Visit Our Website 🔗LINK in BIO. Thank you!
#togetherwegive #protectourparksandforests
📷Phyllis Terchanik, Prince Gallitzin State Park
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Are you going to #OptOutside this Friday? What you get from mayhem shopping can't compare to the positive impacts of spending time outdoors 😄

It's a great time to try something different! Check out PPFF's Explore Near Flyers to discover great #PAStateParks and #Forests and hone new skills with PPFF Skill Builders 🔗LINK in BIO
📷Tammy Myers, Sinnemahoning SP
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#pennsylvaniaoutdoors #pennsylvania_wild #outdoors #nature #pennsylvaniaoutdoors #PAStateParks #paparksandforests #stateparks #paparks #statepark #stateparks #visitpa #pennsylvania #pa #pa_nature #winteractivities #hobbies #pahiking #pahikers #pabeauty #thanksgiving
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What's your go-to #PAStatePark or #Forest in a pinch?

Rather than the stress of fury shopping this #BlackFriday, enjoy the positive impacts of spending time outdoors and #OptOutside!

#Discover new places🔗LINK in BIO🔗 for PPFF's Explore Near flyers - Find a state park or forest near you!

📷Barb Lewis, Promised Land State Park
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🙏What are you most thankful for this holiday season?

At PPFF have a lot to be #grateful for - Pennsylvania’s beautiful parks and forests, the dedicated park and forest staff, Friends groups and volunteers who help take care of them, and for YOU, our friends and supporters who make these #stewardship efforts possible. Thank you!
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How do you feel about #winter? Is it something you try to get through (like me🥶)? Or, are there things you actually like about it🤪?

Guest blogger, @crawriter, is helping me see that #snow isn't a problem❄️ It's an opportunity!

Check out some fun winter #fun in #PAStateParks and #PAStateForests in his latest blogpost 🔗 LINK in BIO for the Latest PPFF News☃️
📷Liz Mickley, Caledonia State Park
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#wintersports #winterfun #coldweather #pennsylvaniaoutdoors #pennsylvania_wild #outdoors #nature #pennsylvaniaoutdoors #PAStateParks #paparksandforests #stateparks #paparks #statepark #stateparks #visitpa #pennsylvania #pa #pa_nature #winteractivities #hobbies #pahiking
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We are immensely grateful for your support this #ExtraGive! On behalf of all of us at PPFF, thank you for furthering our mission to steward Pennsylvania’s parks and forests!

#IGiveExtra #ProtectOurParksAndForests #ILovePaParksAndForests #GoodForPA
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Name a state park or forest that is close to your heart!

As we enter the Countdown to Midnight and the end of #ExtraGive, we want to thank all who have donated to the Foundation today. Your support means so much!
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Over 75% of the way to our #extragive goal! So close! Thank you to all our donors and supporters.

Your donations help PPFF further its mission to inspire #stewardship of #pastateparksandforests!

🔗Link in BIO - Please support PPFF for #Extragive2022
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Your donation makes a difference! Donate to PPFF during the #ExtraGive Power Hour 💪 9 pm - 10 pm and have a chance to win an ONLY YOU Bandana! Help us reduce barriers, plant trees, and support volunteers in PA state parks and forests.

🔗LINK in BIO - Please support us on Nov. 18th for #ExtraGive2022
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Thank you for your support, Mike! We couldn't agree with you more. Fresh air, clean water, and healthy, happy people!

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It's #extragive! LINK 🔗 in BIO - Please donate to PPFF for #Extragive2022

#igiveextra #igiveextrappff #protectourparksandforests #pennsylvaniastateparks #pennsylvaniaisbeautiful #pa_life #pa_nature #pennsylvania #pahiker #continuethelegacy
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PPFF's 48 Friends Chapters volunteer their time, services and support to our state parks and forests. Each year they provide tens of thousands of volunteer hours!

Supporting volunteer training allows them to develop new skills and increase impact. 🔗 LINK in BIO - Please donate on Nov. 18th for #ExtraGive2022
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#IGiveExtra #ProtectOurParksAndForests #Ilovemystateparks #pennsylvaniaoutdoors #pennsylvania_wild #outdoors #nature #pennsylvaniaoutdoors #PAStateParks #paparksandforests #stateparks #paparks #statepark #stateparks
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For your chance to win a @NewTrailBrewing hoodie, donate to the PA Parks and Forests Foundation during the #ExtraGive Primetime 🎬 7 pm - 8 pm! 🔗LINK in BIO - Please support us on Nov. 18th for #ExtraGive2022

Every donation helps us continue inspiring #stewardship of PA's state parks and forests! #IGiveExtra #ProtectOurParksandForests #ILoveMyStateParksAndForests
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