Camp Hill, PA –The Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation (PPFF), the only non-profit whose mission is Pennsylvania’s state parks and forests, today announced the appointment of Senator Stewart Greenleaf to its board of directors, effective January 1st, 2016.

Senator Greenleaf has represented Pennsylvania’s 12th Senate District, including Montgomery and Bucks County, since 1978. He is Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee and Intergovernmental Operations Vice Chair, as well as a Member of the Senate Committees on Appropriations, Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure, and Urban Affairs and Housing. Senator Greenleaf is author of numerous legislative acts, including the Clean Indoor Air Act of 2008, Megan’s Law, the Rails to Trails Act, and the School Pesticide law.

Senator Greenleaf graduated from University of Pennsylvania and received his law degree from University of Toledo School of Law. He has received many awards and honors, most recently the William E. Zeiter Award.

“It is truly an honor to accept this appointment to the board of directors for the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation,” said Senator Greenleaf.  “Pennsylvania has a wealth of natural beauty and recreational opportunities made available to the public through our outstanding, world-class park system and vast state forests.  I am excited to join the PPFF and support the mission of protecting these resources and ensuring the long-term sustainability of our public lands for future generations.”

“We appreciate the Senator’s commitment to our state parks and forests and welcome his expertise,” said Marci Mowery, President of the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation. “We look forward to working with him in this new capacity.”

Senator Greenleaf’s three year term will begin in January 2016. He will join four additional new board members including George Fernandez, Dr. James Grace, Tina Molski, and Dr. Christopher Sciamanna.

Additional members of the board include: Chair, George Asimos, Esq; Vice Chair, Maria Montero, Esq.; Treasurer, Gary Smith; Secretary, Brian Clark, Esq.; Jim Fields; Gus Frederick, Maxine Harrison, Rep. Mark Longietti, Barb Sexton, Mary Soderberg, and Rob Wonderling. Advisory board members consist of: William Forrey, Jon C. Oliver III, Linda McKenna Boxx, and Mary Weber.

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 38 chapters. The mission of the foundation is to promote and support the natural and cultural resources of Pennsylvania’s state parks and forests through leadership in recreation, education, conservation and volunteerism.

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