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​Adopt an Access Program

The Commission's Adopt an Access program provides volunteers the opportunity to help keep Pennsylvania's public fishing and boating access areas clean and beautiful.

Who can participate?

Organized groups including, but not limited to, Girl and Boy Scout troops, civic organizations, religious groups, neighborhood associations and businesses may participate. Groups do not need to be charitable organizations to participate.

Where are the sites?

Currently in its pilot phase, Adopt an Access opportunities exist at limited sites owned by the Commission.  After successful completion of the pilot phase, the program will be expanded to other Commission-owned locations in the state.  Contact us to learn where current opportunities exist.

What do we have to do?

In the Adopt an Access program, volunteers agree to remove litter at a Commission-owned fishing access or boat launch.  The Commission supplies safety vests, gloves, and trash bags.  Volunteers are asked to visit their adopted site for cleanup on a regular basis, especially during the busy fishing and boating season.

What should we do if we're interested?

Interested groups should contact Paul Fawcett at 717-712-6285 or pfawcett@pa.gov.

Photo courtesty of the Conestoga River Club.