For some, the camping season has already begun. Tents and trailers must be dusted off and many have already visited state parks and campgrounds across Pennsylvania, the Lewistown Sentinel reported.

“The new season ahead is an exciting one for visitors to our state parks and state forests,” said Terry Brady, deputy press secretary of the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

Gov. Tom Corbett recently made a short-term funding commitment to state parks and forest systems called Enhance Penn’s Woods Initiative.

The two-year, $200 million investment has been set aside to maintain and improve both the parks and forests for those who use them.

The program will funnel cash into state park and forest infrastructure improvements and land purchases.

“Enhance Penn’s Woods will see projects undertaken that appeal to the biker and birder, camper and boater, hunter and angler,” Brady said.

This is the largest short-term investment made toward state parks and forests in history, Corbett said in a news release.

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