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Washington Crossing Historic Park manager comes from Raccoon Creek

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Marisa Sprowles has been appointed as manager of Washington Crossing Historic Park.
 
Sprowles is the former assistant manager at Raccoon Creek State Park in Beaver County. She succeeds Jennifer Park, who was named manager of Cowans Gap State Park in Franklin County.
 
“Having experience with both the National Park Service and our own Bureau of State Parks, Marisa is a natural fit for this position at a heavily visited park where historical outreach and educational programs are emphasized,” said Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn.
 
“After honing her managerial and resource skills at Raccoon Creek, she can only add to the visitor experience at Washington Crossing.”
 
The new manager oversees the newest of Pennsylvania’s state parks, which was transferred to DCNR from the Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission (PHMC) in early 2016.
 
A National Historic Landmark, the 500-acre park lies along the Delaware River and is within Delaware Canal State Park.
 
Sprowles will work closely with many groups, including the Friends of Washington Crossing Historic Park, which operates the visitor center; and Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve, which is on the property.
 
the National Park Service, she served as a ranger with the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Sprowles holds a bachelor’s degree in American History and a master’s degree in parks and resource management.
 
 

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