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 grant from the Perry County Community Foundation, a regional foundation of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities. The grant will enable kayak/canoe racks to be installed at the ADA-Accessible Dock at Little Buffalo State Park.
PPFF has a long-term goal of making Pennsylvania’s state parks and forests more accessible for everyone. With the funds received from several grants, an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessible dock and kayak/canoe launch will be installed at Little Buffalo State Park in early summer 2019. The project will be enhanced with the funds from the Perry County Community Foundation to purchase and install two kayak/canoe racks later this summer.
“Having access to the water is one small step we can all take to improve our physical, mental and emotional health,” said Marci Mowery, President of the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation. “We appreciate the Perry County Community Foundation’s support of this project and look forward to a ribbon cutting later this year when we can celebrate all of the people who made the project a reality.”
“With the help of PPFF and the Perry County Community Foundation we will be able to install a launch that will help make kayaking and canoeing at Little Buffalo accessible for all,” said Jason Baker, Park Manager, Little Buffalo State Park.