Tuesday, January 12, 2021

PA Parks & Forests Foundation Program On DCNR's PA Outdoors Corps Youth Program Now On Demand

On January 13, the
PA Parks and Forests Foundation hosted a free virtual program on DCNR's PA Conservation Corps.
The program is now available on demand at the Foundation’s YouTube Channel.

Mike Piaskowski, manager of the Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps will speak about the program and answer questions from viewers.

The PA Outdoor Corps is a program through the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources offering work experience, training, and environmental education to young stewards of our public lands. 

The Pennsylvania Outdoors Corps consists of two programs, a 10-month program for young adults 18 – 25, and a six-week summer program for youth ages 15 – 18.

“We are excited for Mike to share information about this important program,” said Marci Mowery, President of the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation. “Not only does it engage youth in the outdoors while developing career skills, these youth are helping to address critical maintenance needs in our state parks and forests, improving the visitor experience.”

In 2020, more than 45 million people visited Pennsylvania state parks, an increase of nearly eight million over 2019. 

Visitation puts wear and tear on the resources—and programs such as the POC can make improvements while developing skills that could lead to a career in conservation.

Watch the program on the Foundation's YouTube Channel.

Visit DCNR's PA Conservation Corps Program webpage for more on the program.

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.

[Posted: January 12, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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