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14th Annual Parks and Forests Awards Banquet
Thank Those Who Positively Impact PA State Parks and Forests
PPFF's Mission

Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation (PPFF) began in 1999 as a statewide nonprofit organization to provide a voice for the Commonwealth’s 124 state parks and 2.2 million acres of forest land. 

Our Mission is to inspire stewardship of Pennsylvania’s state parks and forests.

Our Vision is to be the trusted voice and advocate to sustain and enhance Pennsylvania’s state parks and forests.

List of Awardees


Cliff Jones Keystone Legacy Award (posthumously) - Marcus Schneck

Joseph Ibberson Government Award - Mike Piaskowski

President's Award: Individual - Jack Stefferud

President's Award: Project - Cook Forest Sensory Trail

Chair's Award - New Trail Brewing Company

Park of the Year Award - RB Winter State Park

Forest of the Year Award - Pinchot State Forest

Improvement Award - Nittany Mountain Biking Association

Volunteers of the Year Award - Patti and Jamey Hutchinson

Education Award: Group - Friends of Worlds End State Park

Education Award: Individual - Wayne Sierer

Young Volunteer of the Year Award - Angelica Brill


Reception - 4:00 pm

Silent Auction to support inclusive recreation begins

Welcome - 5:00 pm

Jessica Fischer, Park Manager at Little Buffalo State Park

Guest Speaker

Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources



Awards presentation - 6:15 pm

Silent Auction closes