Pennsylvania has natural beauty second to none. Click on left-hand links to learn more.
Much of that beauty is protected in public lands set aside for
every citizen to enjoy. In our 116 state parks and 2.1 million
acres of forest land, visitors can experience the best of what
Pennsylvania has to offer: biking along pristine streams;
picnicking near tree-lined lakes; hiking through forest
cathedrals; searching for birds in protected natural areas; and
countless other recreational and educational adventures.
Imagine being able to say that you played a
role in helping enhance our bountiful natural lands. Well, you
can. Through the Conservation Volunteer program at the state
Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), you can
don your work clothes and help build a trail, plant a flower
garden, teach a group of students about wildlife, or welcome
visitors to "your" campground.
Pennsylvania's public lands need your help.
After all, these are your lands. With your help,
Pennsylvania's state parks and state forests will continue to
provide benefits for many years to come.