(CAMP HILL, PA) – The Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation (PPFF) recently posted a series of fact sheets about how to become more active in the outdoors. The fact sheets were written in a cooperative venture between PPFF and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, with funding from the PA Department of Community and Economic Development. The fact sheets can be found at the Foundation’s online library at: http://www.paparksandforests.
“We are excited to have these fact sheets, as there are so many activities that can be done in our state parks and forests. We see the fact sheets as a way to excite people about where they can go and what they can do across the state, at any time of the year,” said PPFF President Marci Mowery.
“Current and future visitors to Pennsylvania state parks and forests will benefit from the information contained in the new fact sheets. While answering many frequently asked questions, they also serve to educate and inform visitors about the vast array of passive and active recreational opportunities that are available,” says Terri Kromel, Bureau of State Parks, Chief, Outdoor Programming Services Division. “Each recreation type supports local businesses interests and complements their services, thus building important partnership opportunities between local interests and state parks and forests.”
Pennsylvania state parks and forests are open year-found and provide a wide range of recreational opportunities to suit all interests and skills. Winter activities include ice fishing, cross country and alpine skiing, sledding, and snow shoe hiking. Many parks host family events to encourage people of all ages to get adventurous in the outdoors.
About the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation
Founded in 1999, the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation works to ensure that there is a place and an experience for everyone in the outdoors. 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. There are 38 chapters of the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation across the state.