FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 21, 2016
PENNSYLVANIA PARKS AND FORESTS FOUNDATION
NEEDS HELP TO CLEANUP AREAS IN CORNPLANTER STATE FOREST
Camp Hill, PA –The Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation (PPFF), will be organizing a cleanup of areas in Cornplanter State Forest on May 7 beginning at 9am.
PPFF will be launching the Stewards of Penn’s Woods Program with this kick-off event. Timed in conjunction with the Keep America Beautiful program, the Foundation invites volunteers to join forces to beautify the Tank Hill Tract of Cornplanter State Forest.
To register for the event, visit https://paparksandforests.org/event/tank-hill-tract-cornplanter-sf-clean-up/
“We are excited to work with local volunteers to improve this tract of forest for all users,” said Marci Mowery, President of the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation. “We all have a role in making sure our public lands remain assets for generations to come.”
A previous clean-up effort removed large items that had accumulated through years of dumping. On May 7th, the efforts will be focused on removing additional litter. Volunteers will meet at Hunter Run Forest Maintenance Headquarters, 134 Cornplanter Rd. Tionesta, PA at 8:30am.
“Our hope is that a family, individual or business will become a member of the Stewards of Penn’s Woods Program and register to steward this location. Locations enrolled in the program require a one year commitment of at least four visits. Stewards received t-shirts, annual recognition, and their name on our website,” said Mowery. “We are thankful to Exelon for funding the Stewards of Penn’s Wood Program.”
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 twitter.com/PaPFF