DCNR Asks Residents to Help Win Trees for PA State Parks

HARRISBURG – With the click of a computer mouse, Pennsylvanians can help plant trees in their state parks as the commonwealth competes in a national “Plant a Tree” campaign sponsored by Odwalla fruit juices, said Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary John Quigley.

“Beginning May 25, people across the nation will be asked to go to the Odwalla Web site, and vote for their favorite state in which to have a tree planted,” Quigley said. “Each vote will count as one dollar, so we need the help of all of our citizens to become the top vote-getter and score the most dollars for state park trees.”

The number of votes a state receives will equal the number of dollars it earns to plant trees within its parks.

Over the past two years, Pennsylvania has received more than $25,000 from Odwalla for planting trees. This year, the company is dedicating $200,000 nationally to the cause. The campaign will end once the $200,000 is allotted.

“Citizens must vote early before all the dollars are gone. Last year’s campaign involved only nine states and lasted less than two weeks,” Quigley said. “Don’t miss the opportunity to make Pennsylvania the winner. Vote on May 25!”

Pennsylvania’s very own Barkleavies, an animated cartoon family of trees, have produced a video to encourage votes for the state. View the video at www.dcnr.state.pa.us by clicking on the “Find a Park” icon (scroll down to view the video).

Starting May 25, vote for Pennsylvania at www.odwalla.com/plantatree.

For more information on the campaign and conservation action, visit www.iConservePA.org or call 717-772-9101.

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