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

Camp Hill, PA – A new color or paint-by-number template is available for free download on the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation (PPFF) website. 

Nurture your artistic side, express your creativity, and connect with nature with PPFF’s paint or color-by-number templates.

The inspiration for March’s template is the arrival of spring! 

03 spring mountains

Download and print the template on PPFF’s website:

PPFF’s volunteer artist, Melodie Schwarz-Higgins creates the templates based on photographs submitted in PPFF’s annual Thru the Seasons Photo Contest

Noticing the daffodils starting to come up, spring was on Melodie’s mind when she saw Charlie Hutler’s beautiful photo of Sinnemahoning State Park.


Sinnemahoning State Park – Charles Hutler

The bright greens and cool blue sky made her think of spring and St. Patrick’s Day. 

Each do-it-yourself template is appropriate for all skill levels and provides a unique opportunity for individuals and families to connect with one another and nature.

Melodie’s goal is to make nature accessible to everyone through art.

“The Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation appreciates the work of Melodie to inspire the exploration of the reciprocal relationship between nature and art. These fun pieces are sure to inspire you to pick up a brush and to go outside,” said Marci Mowery, Foundation President.

Download and print the templates on PPFF’s website:


About the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation

The Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation supports 124 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

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Welcome Spring with State Park Art