The Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation and the Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society represent the volunteers and professionals who dedicate their time, treasure, and energy to making Pennsylvania a great place to live, work, and play, and represent the users who benefit from being in the outdoors. We recognize that access to recreation, parks, forests, and trails are critical to the economy, the environment, and to the health and well-being of all residents. We urge the general assembly to invest in a cost-to-carry budget for the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, to fully staff DCNR operations, and to provide the access to recreation and economic vitality all Pennsylvanians want and need.

Invest in state parks, forests and recreation, for the health of our economy and our people.