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Kings Gap Environmental Education Center

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National Public Lands Day

Spend a fun morning outdoors helping a state park! Meet other people, and take in fresh air.

On Saturday, September 25, come out to Kings Gap State Park and help improve our trails for the entire community to enjoy! We'll be working on the Irish Gap Trail.

National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is the nation's largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. Every day, America's public lands provide treasured moments to millions. These special places serve as sources of amusement, wonder, nourishment, protection and inspiration for all of us.

Lunch will be provided to those that pre-register.

Registration required. To register, visit https://events.dcnr.pa.gov/event/national_public_lands_day_2959.

If you haven't volunteered with us before, be sure to fill out the volunteer form online:

https://www.volunteers.dcnr.state.pa.us/VolunteerApplication.aspx

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About Kings Gap Environmental Education Center

Location:

500 Kings Gap Road, Carlisle, PA 17015, US

Mission Statement

To maintain, improve and preserve state parks; to manage state forest lands to assure their long-term health, sustainability and economic use; to provide information on Pennsylvanian’s ecological and geologic resources; and to administer grant and technical assistance programs that will benefit rivers conservation, trails and greenways, local recreation, regional heritage conservation and environmental education programs across Pennsylvania.

Description

Kings Gap’s unique attractions are its mountainous terrain, extensive forest and panoramic views, which may be experienced while driving the winding road to the mansion area, or while hiking the trails. The sweeping view of the Cumberland Valley from the Cameron-Masland Mansion is impressive at any time of the year.

Kings Gap Environmental Education Center is one of several state parks specifically dedicated to provide environmental education and interpretive programs to the citizens of Pennsylvania. A variety of programs are available for children, teachers and the general public that increase knowledge and awareness of the values and function of our natural resources. Whether enjoying Kings Gap through recreational activities, educational programs, or its scenic beauty, visitors can be inspired to become stewards of Pennsylvania’s outstanding natural resources.

Kings Gap consists of 2,531 acres of forest on South Mountain, with more than 18 miles of hiking trails, a permanent orienteering course, picnicking, hunting and other recreational and educational opportunities. The mansion provides facilities for meals and overnight lodging, and may be reserved for meetings, weddings, receptions and similar functions.

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WHEN

Sat Sep 25, 2021
09:00 AM - 02:00 PM

WHERE

500 Kings Gap RoadCarlisle, PA 17013

(40.2151,-77.1913)
 

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REQUIREMENTS

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  • Please fill out liability form online- https://www.volunteers.dcnr.state.pa.us/index.aspx

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