Friends Groups

What is a Friends Group?

Your special affinity for a specific park or forest means that a PPFF chapter friends group is the perfect outlet for your creative energy. Friends are people like you who volunteer their time, services and support to our state parks and forests. Chapters form for a variety of reasons but all understand the value of their state park or forest and share a common goal to make that park or forest the best in the commonwealth.

Every year friends groups provide tens of thousands of volunteer hours working to improve and enhance state parks and forests. Friends groups connect people to the natural places of Pennsylvania while enhancing the role of public lands in local communities.

Check our map to find out if a friends group already exists at your state park or forest. They’ll happily welcome you with open arms and a task or two of your very own!

Several of the PPFF Chapters produce a newsletter. Check here for the most recent issues:

Friends of Cook Forest
Friends of Lyman Run
Friends of Pinchot
Friends of Pine Grove Furnace
Friends of Prince Gallitzin (2018 Year in Review)

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