Friends of Oil Creek State Park A Chapter of Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation Receives Grant for Informational KiosksJuly 27, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 25, 2017
Camp Hill, PA –The Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation (PPFF), the only non-profit whose mission is Pennsylvania’s state parks and forests, received a $62,400 grant from PNC Charitable Trusts from the Frederick and Ellen Fair Memorial Fund on behalf of the Friends of Oil Creek State Park (FOCSP) for the replacement of informational kiosks in Oil Creek State Park.
“We are thankful for the generosity of the PNC Charitable Trusts” said Marci Mowery, President of the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation. “This investment will improve the visitor experience at Oil Creek State Park”
The 4 new kiosks will be three paneled, allowing the display of historical information pertaining to the rich oil history of the park, as well as a new park map and additional safety and park info. A poured concrete walkway will lead visitors to the kiosks. ADA compliance will be met when pouring concrete and when placing information, taking into account font size and contrast for visual impairment. The new kiosks will be located at the Egbert and Blood Farm day-use areas as well as both bicycle trail heads.
“FOCSP and Oil Creek SP are extremely thankful to PCN Charitable Trust,” said David Hallman, Oil Creek Park Manager “We look forward to other grant opportunities in the future.”
About the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation
Founded in 1999, the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation supports 121 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