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Join approximately 200 business and community leaders from across the Pennsylvania Wilds, along with state partners and officials from Harrisburg, as we gather for the PA Wilds Dinner & Awards to recognize the winners of the 2024 Champions of the PA Wilds Awards and to get an update on the state and local effort to grow the region’s economy.

EVENT LOCATION

Frame-Westerberg Building, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, 300 Campus Dr., Bradford, PA 16701. Campus map with building circled available here.

BASIC PROGRAM SCHEDULE

  • 3-5 p.m. - networking + exhibitors
  • 5~9 p.m. - dinner + awards recognition

Note: Advance registration is required.  Registration closed at 5 PM on July 17.

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Additional Resources

Want to learn more about our Champions?

Each year the PA Wilds Center recognizes individuals, groups, organizations, communities, and businesses that in the last year have made significant contributions to help grow and sustainably develop the outdoor recreation economy and nature tourism in the PA Wilds by marrying economic development and conservation goals. These prestigious awards are presented at the Center’s dinner.

Nominate a PA Wilds Champion for 2024!

Do you know a business, individual, group or organization who has made significant contributions to help grow and sustainably develop the outdoor recreation economy and nature tourism in the PA Wilds? There are nine award categories open for public nominations. Nominations submitted before 5:00 PM ET April 7, 2025, will be considered for 2025 PA Wilds Champion Awards.