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HARRISBURG, Pa. — It’s probably easier for the state to under-fund parks than other government operations. Trees and wildlife don’t complain, and it may take a while before hikers, anglers and other visitors notice the deteriorating roads, bridges and restrooms.
But according to a new report by the Pennsylvania Parks & Forests Foundation, the neglect has reached a critical point. The nonprofit foundation estimates that the state has a $1 billion backlog of infrastructure projects across 121 parks and 2.2 million acres of forestland.
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