Monday, January 28, 2013

PA Parks & Forests Foundation: Share Your Support For Your State Parks, Forests

The PA Parks and Forests Foundation Monday asked supporters of Pennsylvania’s State Parks and Forests to send a special message to legislators called For the Record, It Works! before the Governor’s February 5 budget address.
The record in question is a record album. (Come on, you remember those!) We'll take a wonderful piece of vinyl memorabilia and melt it into a bowl, like the one pictured here, and deliver one to each member of the House and Senate along with the message:  For the Record, It Works!
Investment in our state parks and forests, whether through dedicated funding or budget line items, is an investment in the future - through economic development, improved health of our fellow citizens and an enhanced quality of life for all of us.
Obviously, we want them to remember all of the great things state parks and forests do for the Commonwealth in their budget deliberations. We need your help to make that message stronger. The bowls have been posted in our online store.
For a $10 donation, we will customize a bowl with messages of support for your favorite park or forest and hand deliver it to your representative or senator. (Send a message to both of your legislators for $15.)
First, you'll send a message to Brittany Howell in our office specifying to whom your message should go and what message you want to convey. We respectfully request that you remain positive and upbeat! Let your elected officials know what your parks mean to YOU. They know PPFF loves our parks and forests, but do they know you do, too?
Then, you'll make your purchase.
Let's make a visible, visual statement of our support and have fun while doing it.
Deadline For Action
The window to make this happen is very small; we'll need to have your donation by February 1st in order to have the bowls made and customized by the 5th.
That's the campaign! We hope you agree it's a neat idea and that it is deserving of your support.  
If you do, please visit the PPFF store and buy a bowl (or two). Be sure to let Brittany know the name(s) of your legislator(s) (either before or after you place your order) and the message you want us to include.
If you'd rather not place the order online, here's a downloadable form to print out and mail in. But, of course, you must act quickly so we can get all the bowls done in time.

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