DCNR Encourages Nominations For Smokey Bear Awards

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is encouraging Pennsylvanians active in wildfire prevention efforts to submit nominations of individuals and groups for the Smokey Bear Awards.

Sponsored by the Cooperative Forest Fire Prevention Program, the USDA Forest Service, the National Association of State Foresters and the Ad Council, the awards recognize outstanding service in the prevention of human-caused wildfires and increase public recognition and awareness of the need for continuing wildfire prevention efforts.

This merit award has been bestowed upon well-deserving groups and individuals annually since 1957 for outstanding work and significant program impact on wildfire prevention.

To submit a nomination or for more information, visit the Smokey Bear Awards website.

For more information on forest fires in Pennsylvania, visit DCNR’s Wildland Fire webpage.

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