The Pennsylvania Game Commission will pay as much as $250,000 as its share of the price of a new outdoor educational amphitheater to be built at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, near Kempton.
According to Jerry Regan, president of the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Association, the total cost of the project is estimated at $600,000.
Representatives of the two organizations announced the partnership in a press conference today at Hawk Mountain.
Carl Roe, executive director of the commission, said the amphitheater will help the agency battle its “biggest challenge…how do we let the general public know about our wildlife species.”
He noted that the commission is responsible for all 480 bird and mammal species in Pennsylvania, but only about 65 of those species are hunted.