Monday, December 7, 2009

State Forest, Parks Award Nominations Due

Celebrate the importance of parks and forests by nominating a park, forest, or friends group that you think represents the best of the best!
The PA Parks and Forests Foundation established an awards program in 2007 to recognize the outstanding service, programs and exemplary work being done at state parks and forests. Award Nominations are due by December 11.
Award Categories
Keystone Legacy Award: This is the top honor, given to a group, individual, or business-chosen at the discretion of PPFF.
President's Award: This award recognizes outstanding citizens or businesses who have made an impact in protecting opens space, conservation, outdoor recreation or volunteerism.
Government Award: This is given to a person or department at any level of government to recognize their work in the stewardship of Pennsylvania's state park and forest system.
Park of the Year: This award is designed to recognize a park for their exemplary or innovative work in any or all of the following: customer service; education; programming or recreation; stewardship of the natural, cultural, or historic assets; and/or accommodation of special needs of visitors.
Forest of the Year: This award is designed to recognize a forest district for its innovative and exemplary work in both forest management and recreation for a wide range of activities.
Friends Group Awards: Three awards are given for recognition of achievements made by friends groups. These include awards for volunteerism, improvement, and education.
We are especially looking for nominations for the Keystone Legacy and Government award. If you have someone you would like to nominate, or have a suggestion for a nomination, please visit the PPFF website or contact PPFF President Marci Mowery at (717) 236-7644 or

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