PA Parks & Forests Foundation Announces 2016 Award Winners

The PA Parks and Forests Foundation Friday announced the winners of its 2016 annual awards.  And the winners are--

-- Cliff Jones Keystone Legacy Award: Rob Wonderling

-- Joseph Ibberson Government Award: DCNR’s Penn Nursery, Centre County

-- President’s Award: Greenwood Furnace State Park Complex, Huntingdon County

-- Park of the Year Award: Gifford Pinchot State Park, York County

-- Forest of the Year: Tuscarora State Forest, Cumberland, Franklin, Huntingdon, Juniata, Mifflin, and Perry counties

-- Volunteerism--

-- Education: Pam Karhan, Cherry Springs State Park, Potter County

-- Improvement: Ridge Runners, Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail, Fayette to Cambria counties

-- Individual: Stephen Smetana, Nescopeck State Park, Luzerne County

-- Group: Save Our Native Species (SONS) of Lake Erie, Presque Isle State Park

-- Young Volunteer: Zachary Jones, Gouldsboro State Park, York County

The award winners will be recognized at a special banquet May 11 at the West Shore Country Club in Harrisburg.

For more information on programs, initiatives, special events and how you can get involved, visit the PA Parks and Forests Foundation website.  Click Here to sign up for regular updates from the Foundation, follow them on Twitter, like them on Facebook, or follow the Foundation on Pinterest.


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(Reprinted from the Jan. 15 Take Five from the Foundation.)


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