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Friday, April 17, 2015

PHOTO CONTEST ON DISPLAY AT LUMBER MUSEUM

Photo taken by Lauren Fair – 1st Place Young Photographer – taken at Lyman Run State Park

The winning photos from the 2014 Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation Photography Contest will be on display at the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum starting Saturday, April 18th through May 3rd. 

 These photos were all taken in either a State Park or State Forest and represent the natural beauty of our Commonwealth lands. The Pennsylvania Parks and Forest Foundation (PPFF) began in 1999 as a statewide nonprofit organization to provide a voice for the Commonwealth’s 120 state parks and 2.2 million acres of forest land. 

With PPFF, citizens can donate or bequeath money to state parks and forests, become active and involved volunteers in the park and forest system, and find some fun and educational opportunities. PPFF’s status as a registered charity allows chapter friends groups to operate on our public lands for the benefit of everyone.

The photo contest is being hosted by the Friends of Lyman Run and the Cherry Springs Dark Sky Fund/Association, both of which are chapters under PPFF. The Cherry Springs group was the first to be established with PPFF in 1999. The 2014 contest also features a local winner…the 1st Place Young Photographer category was won by Lauren Fair who took her photo of a snake eating a fish at Lyman Run State Park. Local PA Wilds photographer and Friends of Lyman Run member Curt Weinhold will also have many of his photos on display. 

Representatives for both Friends groups will be at the Lumber museum the afternoon of the 18th and 19th to answer any questions about the Friends groups and PPFF and will have membership applications available for anyone who would like to join. Friends of Lyman Run recently sponsored the First Night/First Light illumination of Lyman dam as well as Ice-o-rama last January. The next event they will be sponsoring at the park will be the Kids Fishing Derby on May 16th. 

The Friends of Lyman Run meets the 4th Monday of every month. Anyone wishing to start up a Friends group at their local state park or forest can also consult with PPFF Board member Maxine Harrison, who will be on hand at the museum over the weekend.

PA Lumber Museum hours of operation are Wednesday – Sunday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Admission price is $8.00 Adults, $7.00 Seniors, $5.00 Youth 3 – 11yrs., Active military and their immediate family are free.

1 comment :

tooter said...

What an amazing photo, is this a rattle snake. Must have been a shocker to come upon this scene.