Help us celebrate Pennsylvania’s public lands!
Healthy Lands Week is a statewide initiative to strengthen volunteer activities, engage visitors, and raise awareness of stewardship of cultural and natural resources. Through volunteer events, educational programs, recreational programs, volunteer recognition, and other initiatives, it is an annual “rallying cry” for public engagement in the places and landscapes that make Pennsylvania home. This year’s impactful event runs from National Public Lands Day on September 23 through A Walk in Penn’s Woods Day on October 1. Healthy Lands Week also supports Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s Pick Up Pennsylvania initiative.
Healthy Lands Week was designed to meet the following goals:
- Build an understanding of our individual roles in the stewardship of public areas and open spaces.
- Strengthen volunteerism in the outdoors by engaging the public in volunteer events.
- Create a sustainable system of public lands.
- Engage volunteers in projects that include tree planting, trail maintenance, painting, invasive removal, litter removal, etc. while building understanding of the value of these activities
- Develop an understanding of our individual actions on public spaces, both helpful and harmful.
- Have fun and make friends!