Pa.

News for Immediate Release

June 7, 2011

DCNR Asks Residents to Help Win Trees for Pennsylvania State Parks
State Competes for Share of $100,000

Harrisburg – With the simple click of a computer mouse, Pennsylvania residents can help plant trees for their state park system through a special promotion sponsored by a national beverage manufacturer.

This is the fourth year of Pennsylvania’s participation in the Odwalla® Plant a Tree program, through which states compete for a share of funding via online voting.

“This is a national competition where each vote for our state counts as one dollar, so we need the help of all of our citizens to score the most dollars for state park trees,” Department of Conservation and Natural Resources acting Secretary Richard J. Allan said. “This is an important but easy way to show support for state parks and help us plant trees, which not only look great, but also help with clean air and water.”

Over the past three years, Pennsylvania has received more than $55,000 from Odwalla for planting trees. This year, the company is dedicating $100,000 nationally to the cause. The campaign will end once the $100,000 is allotted.

“Residents should vote early before all the dollars are gone. Michigan has come out on top the past three years, and we’d like Pennsylvania to be the top vote-getter in 2011,” Allan added.

The Odwalla Plant a Tree program is a partnership with America’s State Parks designed to help with planting initiatives.

Odwalla produces a family of juices, drinks and food bars.

Vote for Pennsylvania at www.odwalla.com/plantatree.

Media contact: Christina Novak, 717-772-9101.

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