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Join the Celebration!

Our Commonwealth’s unique natural, historical, and cultural resources make it a wonderful place to live, work, and play. Our stewardship makes Pennsylvania’s lands healthy lands. We can demonstrate our commitment through education, appreciation, and conservation. Pennsylvania Healthy Lands Week is an annual “rallying cry” for public engagement in the places and landscapes that make Pennsylvania special. All week long from National Public Lands Day on September 28 through A Walk in Penn’s Woods Day on October 6, 2024, there will be volunteer events, educational programs, recreational activities, volunteer recognition, and other initiatives for everyone to enjoy. Get out there and show you care!

2024 Events

  • PPFF Virtual Book Club

  • Friends of Pine Grove Furnace: National Public Lands Day

  • Friends of Ridley Creek: Volunteer Day on the Trails

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Strategically, I think it’s important we all chip in to make parks and rec bigger and better across the state. Personally, I think there are a ton of really cool and creative people that volunteer, and I like interacting and being a part of that experience.

—Jason Lang, CPRE – Director of Parks and Recreation, East Goshen Township