Pennsylvania Health Lands Week: 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.

Education: Expand your knowledge about Pennsylvania’s natural environment, cultural diversity, and rich history.

Appreciation: Be a park or forest user, museum visitor, culture lover! Go out and play, see, create, experience, and enjoy what Pennsylvania’s healthy lands have to offer.

Conservation: Do you part to keep Pennsylvania’s lands, healthy lands – volunteer, practice Leave No Trace, plant for pollinators, stop the spread of invasive species, honor our heritage, respect our diversity.

Pennsylvania Healthy Lands Week was designed to meet the following goals:

  • Build an understanding of our individual roles in the stewardship of our natural, cultural, and historical resources.
  • Develop an understanding of our individual actions on public spaces, both helpful and harmful.
  • Strengthen volunteerism by engaging the public in projects that include tree planting, trail maintenance, painting, invasive removal, litter removal, etc. while building understanding of the value of these activities.
  • Create a sustainable system of public lands and points of interest.
  • Have fun and make friends!