PA Parks & Forests Foundation Launches Campaign To Replace Fire Rings, Grills, Picnic Tables In Camping Areas During Unprecedented State Park & Forest Use

Fire rings, picnic tables, signage, lantern hooks, tent platforms and grills are all taking a real beating in State Parks and Forests from a 36 percent increase in usage this year during the COVID-19 pandemic.

There is also a need for things like aggregate to repair flood-damaged tent sites and parking lots and lumber to repair buildings and structures.

In response to these unprecedented needs, the PA Parks and Forests Foundation has launched a campaign where donors can sponsor individual items or make a general contribution toward these items through a GoFundMe webpage.

Click Here to see a short video about the camping equipment needs in State Parks and Forests.

Proceeds from these donations will go directly to fund equipment to improve camping experiences in State Parks and Forests.

For more information on programs, initiatives, special events and how you can get involved, visit the PA Parks & Forests Foundation website.  Click Here to sign up for regular updates from the Foundation,  Like them on Facebook or Follow them on Twitter or tune in to their YouTube ChannelClick Here to become a member of the Foundation.

The Foundation and their 46 chapters mobilize 65,000 volunteers annually to steward YOUR state parks and forests.


Marcus Schneck: PA Parks & Forests Foundation Launches Camping Enhancements Fundraising Campaign

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[Posted: August 17, 2020]


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