Marci J. Mowery, President
Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 1, 2019
PENNSYLVANIA PARKS AND FORESTS FOUNDATION RECEIVES FUNDING FROM ENERGY TRANSFER FOR INTERPRETIVE PANELS AT RACCOON CREEK STATE PARK
Camp Hill, PA – Visitors to Raccoon Creek State Park will soon have the opportunity to learn about the rich history of the park, thanks to Energy Transfer’s support of the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation.
Raccoon Creek State Park, which welcomes approximately 75,000 visitors annually, has a rich array of history waiting to be told. From the Shawnee Indians, to the creation of Mineral Springs, to Civilian Conservation Corps history to present day, there is much that can be told about this popular park. The $16,000 donation from Energy Transfer will produce a series of interpretive panels that will help visitors understand and learn about the area. The final panel planned will be a map interpreting historic locations within the park.
“Connecting to our cultural legacy helps to create a sense of place,” said Marci Mowery, President of the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation. “The design for these panels has been in place for several years. With the support of Energy Transfer, the project will move from the design stage to the reality stage. We are thankful for their investment to produce these educational displays and connect people to the park.”
On Thursday, October 31, representatives from Energy Transfer presented a check to the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation. From left: Albert Wasilewski, Raccoon Creek Park Manager; Robin Tilley, Senior Specialist for Public Affairs, Energy Transfer; Christopher Koop, Lead Specialist for Public Affairs, Energy Transfer; Pam Metzger, Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation; Marisa Sprowles, Raccoon Creek Assistant Park Manager; and Brittanie Smith, Raccoon Creek Environmental Educator.
“We are excited to help bring the historic panels to life at Raccoon Creek State Park,” said Chris Koop, Lead Public Affairs Specialist for Energy Transfer. “We look at investing in our state parks as an opportunity to give back to the communities in which we live and operate, and we look forward for to more opportunities to work with the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation across the commonwealth.”
An unveiling of the interpretive panels and ribbon cutting will occur when the panels are complete and placed in the park. Watch the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation’s website for information and images as the project progresses.
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 more than 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
About Energy Transfer
Energy Transfer LP (NYSE: ET) owns and operates one of the largest and most diversified portfolios of energy assets in the United States, with a strategic footprint in all of the major domestic production basins. ET is a publicly traded limited partnership with core operations that include complementary natural gas midstream, intrastate and interstate transportation and storage assets; crude oil, natural gas liquids (NGL) and refined product transportation and terminalling assets; NGL fractionation; and various acquisition and marketing assets. ET, through its ownership of Energy Transfer Operating, L.P., formerly known as Energy Transfer Partners, L.P., also owns the general partner interests, the incentive distribution rights and 28.5 million common units of Sunoco LP, and the general partner interests and 39.7 million common units of USA Compression Partners, LP. For more information, visit the Energy Transfer website at www.energytransfer.com.