PENNSYLVANIA PARKS AND FORESTS FOUNDATION AND FRIENDS OF BELTZVILLE S.P. TO SHOW 3rd DOCUMENTARY IN SERIES
Camp Hill, PA –The Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation (PPFF), is partnering with the Pennsylvania Conservation Heritage Project, the Department of Conservation & Natural Resources, and Friends of Beltzville State Park to show the WITF documentary Straight Talk: The Ralph Abele Story. The program will be held at the Beltzville State Park Environmental Interpretive Center, 2950 Pohopoco Drive, Lehighton, PA on May 12, 2016 at 6:30pm. This is the 3rd in a series of conservation documentaries that Friends of Beltzville have shown at the park.
Straight Talk: The Ralph Abele Story tells the story of Abele’s life and contributions to the Commonwealth. His “resource first” philosophy helped protect and conserve the waterways and aquatic life of Pennsylvania. Abele is credited with modernizing the Fish & Boat Code and leading efforts to restore the American shad population to the Susquehanna River.
In addition to the documentary showing, there will be discussion with special guests Tracy Carluccio, Deputy Director of the Delaware Riverkeeper Project and Tom Kerr, former CEO of the Wildlands Conservancy and winner of the Ralph Abele Conservation Heritage Award.
The showing is funded by a grant from the William Penn Foundation.
About the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation
Founded in 1999, the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation supports 120 state parks and 2.2 million acres of forest by coordinating volunteers, activities and donations through its 40 chapters. The mission of the foundation is to inspire stewardship of Pennsylvania’s state parks and forests through public engagement in volunteerism, recreation and conservation. paparksandforests.org @PaPFF
Marci J. Mowery, President
Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation