Celebrating our Partners: Conservation and Stewardship Partners
Today’s Great Outdoors Month post goes to our many conservation and stewardship partners!
From local watershed groups to county conservation districts to nonprofit conservation organizations like the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, Keystone Elk Country Alliance, The Conservation Fund, PA Parks and Forests Foundation, Student Conservation Association, DCNR, PA’s game and fish commissions and sportsmans and angling clubs, Trout Unlimited, the Allegheny National Forest, and others, our conservation and stewardship partners help conserve and take care of the tremendous natural assets that underpin the region’s outdoor recreation economy.
We also thank the many residents, visitors and businesses who volunteer or donate to local cleanups, helping to plant riparian buffers, fight invasive species, and contribute in other ways to keeping the PA Wilds wild and beautiful!
Under BBBRC, we’d advance a number of projects with our conservation partners, from an expansion at the Elk Country Visitor Center to sponsoring PA Outdoor Corps youth crews in the region so kids can learn about outdoors-related career paths while helping to steward our public lands.
About the Series:
To celebrate June being Great Outdoors Month, we are highlighting partners throughout June who are helping grow the outdoor recreation economy here in the PA Wilds to help revitalize rural communities. Our 13-county region is the only outdoor rec industry cluster to make it to the final round of the national Build Back Better Regional Challenge competition, where we are now competing for $50M in federal investment from the US Economic Development Administration. We couldn’t have made it this far without our incredible partners!
Learn more about the PA Wilds and the BBBRC competition here.
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