The secret is out: Pennsylvania’s state parks are some of the best around. And if you want to keep them that way for the next 25 years, your help is needed.
From the miles of trails along Delaware Canal to the roaring waterfalls and rapids flowing through Ohiopyle, more Pennsylvanians from all walks of life are getting out and enjoying the unique beauty of our precious spaces. In fact state park attendance rose by over 3 million in five years1.
That’s why environmental officials want to hear from Pennsylvania’s state park users for input about what makes these places so great and what needs to be improved. Please take a few minutes to fill out this quick survey today. PennEnvironment will enter you for a chance to win a $250 raffle after completing it.
Funding for parks has not only failed to keep up with the influx of visitors, but last fall the State House threatened to raid $100 million from special funds committed to conserving and expanding these treasured places. We know that the rivers we fish, swim, and kayak in, the trails we hike, and the beautiful vistas we marvel at deserve more.
1. Michelle Merlin, “As state park attendance climbs, Pennsylvania looking to prevent them from being loved to death,” The Morning Call, September 30, 2017