From the Williamsport Sun-Gazette
BRADFORD - Some of the people who work closest with the Pennsylvania Wilds initiative vouched Thursday for the positive benefit the program has had on the 12-county tourism region it serves.
Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary John Quigley said more Growing Greener money is needed to keep improvements coming.
The state already has invested $126 million the last 8 years to improve park and forest infrastructure through the Growing Greener II program.
An additional $22 million has benefited recreation through DCNR’s Community Conservation Partnerships Program, according to Quigley.
A wide scope of amenities have flourished through the two programs, including campsites, trails, parks, rivers and other offerings enjoyed by visitors.
“Growing Greener II expires at the end of this year and there’s no replacement,” Quigley said. “We need a Growing Greener III.”