Marci J. Mowery, President
Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 15, 2016
REHAB ALONG LAUREL HIGHLANDS HIKING TRAIL COMPLETE
Camp Hill, PA –The Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation (PPFF), announced the completion of the rehabilitation of fireboxes and chimneys along the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail (LHHT). The work was made possible by a grant PPFF received from Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), Pittsburgh.
Shown here are before and after photos taken of Shelter #5 in the Rt 653 Shelter Area. All 5 shelters in this area were part of the rehabilitation project.
“The LHHT is an amazing recreational resource. The eight shelter areas along the LHHT provide one of the most unique overnight experiences in the PA State Park system,” said Mike Mumma, Park Operations Manager, Laurel Hill State Park Complex. “The investment made by REI Inc. and the Friends of Laurel Hill exemplify the type of public/private partnerships we need. This would not have been possible without the hard work and persistence of PPFF.”
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