- Pennsylvania- April 16, 2013, Keep focus, funds on conservation
- Pennsylvania- May 29, 2012, Wildlands on campaign to preserve additional South Mountain land
- PA- July 24, 2011, Land conservation projects hit by budget ax
- PA- March 1, 2011, Enjoy the great outdoors
- PA- November 18, 2010, Financing the Land and Water Conservation Fund
LWCF Funded Units in Pennsylvania
|Allegheny Portage NHS|
|Flight 93 NMem|
|Fort Necessity NB|
|Friendship Hill NHS|
|John Heinz Tinicum NWR|
|Johnstown Flood NMem|
|Upper Delaware SRR|
|Valley Forge NHP|
*Delaware Water Gap
Approximate Federal Total
Approximate Total Stateside Grants
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LWCF Success in Pennsylvania
The Land and Water Conservation Fund has helped protect some of Pennsylvania’s most treasured places. Pennsylvania has received approximately $315 million over the past four decades, protecting places such as Gettysburg National Military Park and Valley Forge National Historical Park.
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
At roughly 70,000 acres, the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is the largest national park unit between Maine and Virginia. It is also among the busiest, attracting more than five million annual visitors. Recreational opportunities at the park include hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, biking, and chances to learn about the park’s many historical and cultural sites. The park has many privately owned properties within its boundaries that face potential development. Using LWCF funds to purchase these inholdings will improve the management of existing park resources.
Active outdoor recreation is an important part of the Pennsylvania economy. Each year, 1.5 million sportspersons and 3.9 million wildlife watchers combine to spend $5.4 billion on wildlife-associated recreation in Pennsylvania. This is an integral part of the American outdoor recreation economy, which contributes $730 billion annually to the U.S. economy, supports 6.4 million American jobs (1 out of every 20 jobs in the U.S.), and stimulates 8 percent of all consumer spending, according to the Outdoor Industry Association.