September Argall Report: Pennsylvania’s State Parks

BARNESVILLE – The September edition of the local TV program hosted by Senator Dave Argall (R-29) features our area’s state parks and includes a tour of Locust Lake State Park.

“As a dad and a volunteer Scout leader, I’ve enjoyed spending a lot of time in our local state parks,” Senator Argall said. “I sponsored Pennsylvania’s Growing Greener program to fund some long-delayed improvements in our state parks. In 2020 alone, over 45 million people visited our 121 state parks all across Pennsylvania.”

In this month’s Argall Report, Senator Argall discusses several state parks located in the region including Swatara State Park near Pine Grove, Tuscarora and Locust Lake State Parks near Barnesville, Beltzville State Park near Lehighton, Hickory Run State Park near White Haven, Lehigh Gorge State Park near Jim Thorpe, and Nescopeck State Park near Drums.

As part of the state budget passed earlier this year, Senator Argall supported new funding to support Pennsylvania’s parks and outdoor recreation programs. A new state grant program totaling $100 million will support the repair, rehabilitation and development of state parks and forest areas and for local and regional projects promoting greenways, trails, open space and heritage areas to increase public access to nature.

“Pennsylvania has been a bipartisan leader in conservation for more than one hundred years, since the days of President Theodore Roosevelt”, Senator Argall continued. “Our beautiful state parks are an important part of those conservation efforts, which we need to continue so that Pennsylvania’s natural beauty will be accessible for generation to come, for our future grandchildren and great grandchildren.”

This edition will air on:

  • Blue Ridge Communications (Channel 13) every Monday at 10 a.m. and every Wednesday at 10:30 p.m.
  • Berks Community Television (Comcast – Channel 15 and Service Electric – Channel 19) on Thursday at 10 p.m. and Friday at 8 p.m.
  • Service Electric Cablevision:  Hazleton, Mahanoy City; Shenandoah – on Hazleton’s WYLN TV 35 Channel 507 and MetroCast Communications Channel 10.  Please check local listings for air times.

It is also available online at


Contact: Jim Brugger


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