Highlight the Highlands: Kings Gap State Park Celebrates National Public Lands Day

10/4/19 — On Saturday, September 28th, 2019 Kings Gap State Park hosted volunteers to celebrate NPL Day.

A group of 36 people came together at Kings Gap Environmental Education Center to volunteer their time and energy.  The volunteers worked on several projects, which included trail work, weeding and trimming, fence painting, and gardening.

Onnolee Jansen, Evironmental Education Specialist Supervisor at PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources said, “It was a beautiful day to volunteer… We were thrilled to have the help. We ended the day with pizza for our volunteers. Thank you to our amazing volunteers!”

Kings Gap Environmental Education Center is located in Cumberland County, PA and is in the western section of the Pennsylvania Highlands Region.

The Pennsylvania Highlands is home to critical treasures and extraordinary organizations. Highlight the Highlands is a blog series that features outstanding places and projects in the PA Highlands. Find past and future installments on pahighlands.org/category/news.

The Pennsylvania Highlands is part of the four-state Highlands region, a nationally recognized high-value natural resource conservation landscape stretching from Pennsylvania to Connecticut. Funding for conservation projects in the Highlands is provided by the federal Highlands Conservation Act. For more information on federal funding, click here.


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