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STORY MAP CELEBRATES QUASQUICENTENNIAL OF PENNSYLVANIA’S STATE PARKS AND FORESTS

October 1, 2018

Camp Hill, PA –The Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation (PPFF), the only non-profit whose mission is Pennsylvania’s state parks and forests announced the release of “Pennsylvania Parks and Forests, 125 Years of Preservation and Investment” in celebration of the quasquicentennial. The story map outlines the development of Pennsylvania’s public land system. View it at: http://paconservationheritage.org/story-map
Working with the Center for Land Use and Sustainability at Shippensburg University, through a grant from the William Penn Foundation, the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation and the Pennsylvania Conservation Heritage Project created the story map to highlight the history of Pennsylvania’s state parks and forests in celebration of their quasquicentennial. The story map brings the history to everyone, in an easy to understand format.
“Digital mapping technology has gotten to the point where we can create beautiful, interactive maps that tell meaningful stories, said Dr. Claire Jantz, Director of the Center for Land Use and Sustainability. “We are proud to have been a part of telling this story, and we hope this story map will inspire people to enjoy and value these resources.”
“We are excited to share this new addition to the many resources available through the Conservation Heritage Project website,” said Marci Mowery, President of the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation. “Pennsylvania has a rich conservation legacy. The Conservation Heritage Project seeks to make this history available to citizens of all ages through story maps, stories, documentaries and a multitude of resources.”
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 the Pennsylvania Conservation Heritage Project
The goal of Pennsylvania’s Conservation Heritage Project is to build awareness of our commonwealth’s rich conservation heritage, to educate the next generation about the opportunities to make a difference, and most importantly to help citizens find inspiration in the accomplishments of past conservation leaders, to inspire them to take action at every level and be the leaders of environmental stewardship today. paconservationheritage.org

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