August 23rd, 2011

The Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation (PPFF) is pleased to offer an exciting new book called “The Pennsylvania State Parks and State Forests Passport” – the development of which was funded by a grant from Chesapeake Energy. The Passport will be initially available for sale on the foundation’s webs ite,, for $10 plus sales tax and shipping and handling, as well as through the mail.

This 135-page passport includes maps, a history of the state’s park and forest system, a brief description and most memorable feature of each state park and forest and additional online resources. Participants can track their visits to our public lands by initialing or stamping their booklet and, on the honor system, apprise PPFF of their progress. Modeled after the National Park System’s highly successful Passport, the Pennsylvania Passport not only guides people to our state parks and forests, but it also breaks down interest areas and challenges users to complete each area to receive recognition for their accomplishment.

The goal of the Passport program is to promote healthy activity and awareness of our amazing state park and forest system.

“This program offers something for everyone,” said Marci Mowery, PPFF President. “Whether you love trail hiking, paddling, driving tours, dramatic vistas, rock climbing, solitude, campgrounds, birding or hand gliding – our state parks and forests have points of interest second to none.”

The Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports Pennsylvania’s 117 state parks and 2.2 million acres of forest by coordinating volunteers, activities, and donations to encourage recreation, healthier lifestyles, education, and natural/cultural resources. PPFF helps maximize the economic and environmental benefits from our parks and forests. Founded in 1999, PPFF has 32 chapters. Learn more about PPFF at, follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and join the conversation on our blog, “The Outdoor Muses Muse” –


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