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Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation Cordially Invites You to Our
14th Annual Parks and Forests Awards Banquet

Tuesday | May 16, 2023

The Recreation/Reception Hall at Little Buffalo State Park
Black Hill Road
Newport, PA

Reception Hour with hors d’oeuvres, beer, and wine: 4:00 PM * Buffet Dinner: 5:00 PM * Dessert: 7:00 PM
Silent Auction to Benefit Accessible Recreation

Awards Program following Dinner

Honoring our winners:

Cliff Jones Keystone Legacy Award—Marcus Schneck (posthumously)
Sponsor: PA Media Group

Joseph Ibberson Government Award—Mike Piaskowski, DCNR PA Outdoor Corps Coordinator
Sponsor: KCI Technologies, Inc.

President’s Award
Jack Stefferud, Natural Lands 
Sponsor: Snyder Appraisal Associates

Multi-Sensory Trail at Cook Forest State Park
Sponsor: Seneca Resources

Chair’s AwardNew Trail Brewing Company
Sponsor: Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI)

Park of the Year—R.B. Winter State Park
Sponsor: Stahl Sheaffer Engineering, LLC

Forest of the Year—Pinchot State Forest
Sponsor: AFSCME Council 13

Improvement Award—Nittany Valley Mountain Biking Association
Sponsor: Happy Valley Adventure Bureau

Volunteer of the Year—Patti & Jamey Hutchinson, Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center
Sponsor: The Organic Snack Company/Kate’s Real Food

Education Award
Friends of Worlds End

Sponsor: Lewis Lumber Products

Wayne Sierer, Bureau of Forestry

Young Volunteer Award—Angelica Brill
Sponsor: Kate Harper, Esquire


Reception Sponsor: Lobar, Inc.

Dessert Sponsor: Art Communication Systems, Inc.

Beer Sponsor: New Trail Brewing Company

Wine Sponsor: Armstrong Valley Winery

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