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New Battery-Powered Equipment in State Parks to Help Reduce Carbon Footprint, Save Money


October 28, 2021

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn joined state park and other DCNR officials in a visit to Colonel Denning State Park in Cumberland County for a demonstration of battery-powered tools.

“We are replacing gasoline-powered with battery-powered tools to further reduce our carbon footprint and lessen the noise from this equipment that impacts state park visitors enjoying the quiet of nature,” Dunn said.

The new string trimmers, leaf blowers, and chainsaws are now in service at 20 state parks, with each of these locations receiving one of each...

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