November 1, 2022, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For additional information, contact Marci Mowery at 717-236-7644 or [email protected]et.

Camp Hill, PA – People who spend time in nature often identify stress reduction as an important motivation to get outside. With 124 state parks and 2.2 million acres of state forests, Pennsylvania has much to offer. Yet, these special places where people go to unwind and connect with family and friends, often need care, a role that the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation (PPFF) seeks to fill. 

PPFF, the non-profit organization dedicated to the stewardship of Pennsylvania’s parks and forests through volunteerism and education, announces its participation in the Lancaster County-based ExtraGive on November 18, 2022.

1The ExtraGive is an annual online day of giving created and supported by the Lancaster County Community Foundation to highlight non-profit organizations and help them raise much-needed funding for mission-driven work.

Donations to the Pennsylvania Park and Forest Foundation can be made during the ExtraGive at: https://www.extragive.org/organizations/pennsylvania-parks-and-forests-foundation

It’s more apparent than ever that Pennsylvania’s state parks and forests provide people with cherished outdoor spaces critical for physical, mental, and emotional well-being. More and more Pennsylvanian families and individuals flock to state parks and forests to hike, bike, paddle, and simply take in the scenic views and find respite in nature.

Working to keep these lands open, safe, and accessible is a labor of love. Working closely with state park and forest staff and its 48 chapters, PPFF advances accessibility and education, fund and completes projects to improve the visitor experience, restore and enhance natural assets, and create recreation opportunities across the commonwealth.

Join PPFF online for the ExtraGive on Friday, November 18th to participate in a full day of programs with special guests live streaming on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram. PPFF will share information and provide giveaways on social media throughout the day.

“We are thankful to the Lancaster County Community Foundation and their supporters for empowering this global day of giving,” said Marci Mowery, President of the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation. “Their generosity not only provides a vehicle for private donations, but their stretch pool also makes the donor dollars go even farther. It’s a fun day!”

To make a donation to the Pennsylvania Park and Forest Foundation during the ExtraGive, visit: https://www.extragive.org/organizations/pennsylvania-parks-and-forests-foundation

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About the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation

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 48 chapters. The mission of the foundation is to inspire stewardship of Pennsylvania’s state parks and forests. To learn more about PPFF, visit https://paparksandforests.org/.

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