News of note
This entire week has been a celebration in truth, beginning on Tuesday with the formal announcement of May 23 through 30 as Pennsylvania State Park and Forest Week by proclamation of the Governor. The House and Senate followed with their own resolutions in support of the state parks and forests system and, in short, you have cause to be glad for our wonderful public lands.
If your representative or senator is among those listed as sponsoring the resolutions, please give their office a call or drop an email to them and thank them for this important support.
Images and the remarks made by Senators Lisa Baker and Judith Schwank and Representative Mark Longietti (a PPFF board member), who helped make the day possible, can be found on the 125th Anniversary page of our website. Thanks too to Representative Kate Harper, who showed once again why she was chosen the 2018 Joseph Ibberson Government Award winner! Check out the video of her remarks from the day.
As we celebrate the Memorial Day holiday and the unofficial start to another summer (with National Trails Day to follow next Saturday), here's hoping you might find a little time to give back to them for the joy they bring. The 125th Anniversary page of the website (clickable right from the home page) includes some ways to celebrate even if you don't attend a formal event; they include giving 125 hours in volunteer support to your nearby park or forest. We'll all be the better for it!
Speaking of events and clicking, we've added a category to our Events calendar for 125th Anniversary events and as more and more are scheduled by our chapters, the parks and forests themselves, and PPFF you'll be able to find them easily. If you have suggestions for places and events to include, please let me know.
And as you go out to take advantage of the week, post your images using #ParksForests125 #PAParksForests.