FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MAY 12, 2016
Greenwood Furnace State Park Complex wins 2016 Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Award
(Camp Hill, PA) – The Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation (PPFF) today recognized the outstanding stewardship of Pennsylvania’s state park and state forest systems by Greenwood Furnace State Park Complex, awarding them the 2016 President’s Award. This year’s award is sponsored by SAP.
Greenwood Furnace, Whipple Dam, and Penn Roosevelt state parks make up the park complex. These parks were built and improved by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930’s, and capture the feel of a time past, with their historic structures, tall timber, and rustic feel.
Recent work done at the complex includes:
• restoration and improvement of several CCC era pavilions and other buildings
• building of tent platforms for camping
• improved and established new trails
• building of a warming hut
Greenwood Furnace State Park Complex was honored at PPFF’s 10th annual awards banquet on May 11, 2016 at the West Shore Country Club in Camp Hill, PA.
Other 2016 PPFF Award Winners:
Cliff Jones Keystone Legacy Award: Rob Wonderling
Joseph Ibberson Government Award: Penn Nursery
Park of the Year Award: Gifford Pinchot State Park
Forest of the Year Award: Tuscarora State Forest
Volunteerism-Improvement Award: The Ridge Runners of the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail
Volunteerism-Individual Award: Stephen Smetana
Volunteerism -Group Award: S.O.N.S. (Save Our Native Species) of Lake Erie, Presque Isle State Park
Volunteerism -Education Award: Pamela Karhan, Cherry Spring State Park
About the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation
Founded in 1999, the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation supports 120 state parks and 2.2 million acres of forest by coordinating volunteers, activities, and donations through its 40 chapters. The mission of the foundation is to inspire stewardship of Pennsylvania’s state parks and forests through public engagement in volunteerism, recreation, and conservation. paparksandforests.org @PaPFF