FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MAY 12, 2016
Pamela Karhan 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 Pamela Karhan, awarding her the 2016 Education Award. This year’s award is sponsored by Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.
Pam, of Cherry Springs Dark Sky Fund Association, has been a Dark Sky Team member since 2005. She assists the park’s environmental education specialists with their Night Sky programming, operates telescopes, and guides park visitors around the star filled skies of Cherry Springs State Park. Pam contributes her ideas and creativity to fundraising projects, helps to critique program concepts with her insight, and provides constructive suggestions for park projects.
Pamela Karhan 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
President’s Award: Greenwood Furnace State Park Complex
Forest of the Year Award: Tuscarora State Forest
Park of the Year Award: Gifford Pinchot State Park
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
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