Author Archives: Sara Banker

Crowd Funding Success!

We are very grateful for the donations given to support the advertising and marketing of the Walk in Penn’s Woods. We raised $4,900! Thank you to all who supported this statewide effort to build appreciation for forests, the people who … Continue reading

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Urban Refuge

The urban forests in our municipalities are highly diverse, ranging from healthy natural areas and traditional parks, to open space and greenways, woodlots, and trees and plants found in streetscapes and other residential and business landscapes. Trees and parks provide … Continue reading

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Vital Water Resources!

There is a direct connection between the forest and your faucet. Forests are the most effective land cover for maintaining good water quality. They serve as natural sponges, collecting and filtering rainfall and releasing it slowly into streams. One hundred … Continue reading

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Wildlife Everywhere!

Everyone oohs and aahs when they see a just-born fawn, a beautiful bird, or mama bear and her cubs. These may bring the “wow” factor to a day in Penn’s Woods, but there is so much more to discover. Penn’s … Continue reading

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The Penn’s Woods Story!

Here’s a little Penn’s Woods forest history: Back in 1630, before the early settlers, Pennsylvania’s forest cover stood at 90%, over 40,000 square miles of untouched forests! Is it any wonder why our state’s name – Pennsylvania – means Penn’s … Continue reading

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For the Love of Trees!

Have you hugged a tree in Penn’s Woods lately? Pennsylvania’s most common forest types are mixed oaks and Northern hardwoods. In fact, Pennsylvania is one of the top producers worldwide of hardwood lumber, with revenues from the state’s wood products … Continue reading

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It’s All about Solitude!

Do you know the number 1 reason why Pennsylvanians own forests? It’s solitude — that quiet, alone time that empowers us after a crazy, hectic day! A few well-spent hours in a forest can recharge, revitalize, and restore us. As … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Campaign Launch!

Today’s the day we launch our crowdfunding campaign to make the Walk in Penn’s Woods a success! Watch the campaign video and visit our campaign website to make your contribution (Walk in Penn’s Woods Crowdfunding). We’ve got 30 days to … Continue reading

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Here’s what people are saying…

“It was a beautiful afternoon for a ‘Walk in Penn’s Woods.’ It was an enjoyable and refreshing outing for everyone in our group!” “Having a variety of stations on many different forest topics was appreciated by the audience. Everyone found … Continue reading

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