As named by the Pennsylvania Parks & Forests Foundation, a 501(c)(3) affiliated with the DER/DCNR, Cook Forest is the Park of 2018:
Park of the Year—Cook Forest State Park.
Fighting for the survival and protection of Pennsylvania’s old growth hemlocks.
This is taken from an email sent by PPFF on 19 January, and to date no further information has been found. You can view the complete message, including all the other designees, here: http://bit.do/PPFF2018awards.
Any additional news regarding this designation will be posted as available. In the mean time, please take a moment to tell us what you love most about the forest, and what you think we should focus on this coming year: Submit a Survey!