Weedville Photographer Wins PA Parks and Forests Foundation Photo Contest

(Camp Hill, PA)- Jennifer Ingram of Weedville, PA won 1st place in the Nature Up Close category of The Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation’s (PPFF) Through the Seasons 2015 Photo Contest. The winning photograph featured an image of a horned Elk in the Elk State Forest.

“The day I snapped this photo was one of the first warm weather days we had since the spring weather broke. The bull seemed so content resting in the ferns, enjoying the sunshine,” Jennifer says. “I appreciate the steps the state parks and forests are taking to preserve the Pennsylvania wilderness and reconnect people to the land. “

The PPFF contest included six categories: Black and White, Capture the Seasons, Friends and Family Fun, Young Photographers (photographers aged 10-21), Historical Gems, and Nature Up Close. All photos had to be taken in a Pennsylvania state park or forest and judging was done by popular vote on Facebook and critics’ choice. The winning photographs may be viewed at the Foundation’s Facebook page, as well as and other electronic communications including Take Five: Fridays with Pam and Explore: Pennsylvania’s Outdoors in your Inbox.

For information, visit  www.paparksandforests.org and check out our Facebook page at facebook.com/PennsylvaniaParksAndForestsFoundation.

About the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation

Founded in 1999, the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation works to ensure that there is a place and an experience for everyone in the outdoors. The mission of the foundation is to promote and support the natural and cultural resources of Pennsylvania’s state parks and forests through leadership in recreation, education, conservation and volunteerism. There are 38 chapters of the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation across the state.

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