To help people become better connected to the outdoors and to help them to grow their appreciation for the protection of our special places, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) began expanding its recreational programs and events in state parks and forests through Get Outdoors PA. E

GOPA Goals:

  • Connect people with the outdoors through Pennsylvania’s public lands;  

  • Inspire environmental conservation, stewardship and healthy living;

  • Encourage physical activity through outdoor recreation;

  • Deliver quality outdoor recreation opportunities to the public through best practice models;

  • Increase the number of quality outdoor recreation programs in Pennsylvania;

  • Develop public-private partnerships encouraging economic growth in a sustainable way;