The Nittany Mountain Biking Association wins 2023 Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Award
The Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation (PPFF) today recognized the outstanding stewardship of Pennsylvania’s state park and state forest systems by the Nittany Mountain Biking Association with the Improvement Award. This year’s award sponsor was The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau.
The Improvement Award recognizes an effort that has resulted in the physical improvement of facilities. The Nittany Mountain Biking Association has contributed over 4,800 volunteer hours to the Rothrock State Forest in the last seven years and has given $31,011 to support these efforts through the purchase of tools, supplies, rental equipment, and hiring professional trail builders for staff training.
As a result, staff time for trail maintenance has been reduced, freeing them to plan and work on larger trail projects. The result is a well-maintained trail system for all trail users.
"The result is a well-maintained trail system for all trail users."
- Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation
The Nittany Mountain Biking Association was honored at PPFF’s annual awards banquet on May 16, 2023, at Little Buffalo State Park, Newport, PA. To read about the Nittany Mountain Biking Association’s full accomplishment, view the full program at https://audienceaccess.co/show/PSNTSN-7583.
Other 2023 PPFF Award Winners:
- Cliff Jones Keystone Legacy Award: Marcus Schneck
- Joseph E. Ibberson Government Award: Mike Piaskowski
- President’s Award (individual): Jack Stefferud
- President’s Award (group): Cook Forest Sensory Trail
- Chair’s Award: New Trail Brewing Company
- Forest of the Year Award: Pinchot State Forest
- Park of the Year Award: Raymond B. Winter State Park
- Volunteer Award: Patti and Jamey Hutchinson
- Education Award (group): Friends of Worlds End State Park
- Education Award: Wayne Sierer
- Young Volunteer Award: Angelica Brill
About the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation
Founded in 1999, the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation supports 124 state parks and 2.2 million acres of forest by coordinating volunteers, activities, and donations through its 48 chapters. The foundation's mission is to inspire stewardship of Pennsylvania’s state parks and forests through public engagement in volunteerism, recreation, and conservation. To learn more about PPFF visit, www.paparksandforests.org.