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Looking Back… and Looking Ahead - Thank You for Your Support!

Dear Friend of R. B. Winter State Park, Thank you for choosing to get involved with the Friends of R. B. Winter State Park. Through the generosity of our supporters — like you — the Friends Group has been able to advance its mission and provide resources that enhance the Park we all care about so deeply. Here are just a few examples of the types of things that have been accomplished through Volunteer Work Days, financial contributions, event attendance, and fundraising since the Group was established in the summer of 2021:

  • A new AED and pads were purchased, allowing park rangers to respond swiftly in the case of an emergency facing a visitor of R. B. Winter State Park

  • A four-mile stretch of Route 192 has been adopted, and three litter clean-ups have been held

  • An excavator/digger toy was purchased for the Park playground and mulch has been replaced

  • Several benches were purchased to increase accessibility to prominent trails and a maintenance project was completed on the Rapid Run Nature Trail

  • Many people have found camaraderie and connection among members of the surrounding communities who have attended programs, hikes and events

You can help us keep up the good work, and achieve even more, by continuing to support the efforts of the Friends of R. B Winter State Park. If you have already shown your support by taking the steps below — THANK YOU! If you are looking for opportunities to increase your involvement, we invite you to:

  • Attend a future Volunteer Work Day. We will meet for the next one at the Environmental Learning Center on Saturday, May 20, 9am-noon.

  • Make a tax-deductible donation or become a lifetime supporter by visiting:

  • Follow us on Facebook or Instagram, read our blog and share our posts.

  • Encourage friends, family members, colleagues and neighbors to subscribe to our email list.

  • Join us for upcoming events such as R. B. Winter State Park’s annual SummerFest which will take place on Saturday, June 24, from noon-4pm. The Friends Group will be sponsoring several programs, selling merchandise and greeting visitors during SummerFest 2023.

Also, did you hear?

  • The Friends Group is now handling the sale of some of the merchandise in the Park Office. There are stickers, magnets, vehicle decals, hats, nature-themed jewelry, Purple Lizard Maps and more!

  • The Friends Group has just begun offering firewood for sale in the family campground. Bundles of firewood are $8.00 each and can be purchased at our firewood shed across from campsite #60 near the campground entrance.

  • Proceeds from the sale of merchandise and firewood, as well as donations, will allow the Friends to further our goals of providing resources for projects and promoting education, responsible recreation and stewardship for present and future generations at the R. B. Winter State Park Complex.

We are grateful for the collective efforts of our many supporters and look forward to what we will accomplish together in the year ahead! Thank you for being a Friend, Mary Marshall Chair, Friends of R. B. Winter State Park P.S. As Friends, we already know that R. B. Winter State Park is a special place, but it was exciting to see the news of its recent recognition from the Pennsylvania Park & Forest Foundation (PPFF).


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