State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn and officials from additional state organizations visited a Philipsburg business Wednesday to highlight heightened interest in outdoor recreation in the time of COVID-19 pandemic.
The group met at Organic Climbing — a company that manufactures outdoor gear including bouldering crash pads, backpacks, clothing and tote bags for rock climbers.
The Pennsylvania Environmental Council has published research stating use of 67 of the state’s trail systems were up significantly in April and May.
“Trail managers across the state, that we work with, are very excited to see increased numbers, especially the diverse nature of first-time users,” PEC Program Director Frank Maguire said. “We really look forward to converting all those new smiling faces into stewards of the public lands.”