PENNSYLVANIA PARKS AND FORESTS FOUNDATION AND FRIENDS OF BELTZVILLE S.P. TO SHOW PINCHOT DOCUMENTARY
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 Gifford Pinchot’s Conservation Legacy. The program will be held at the Beltzville State Park Environmental Interpretive Center, Lehighton, PA on April 14, 2016 at 6:30pm. Additionally, there will be a presentation by special guest William Dauer of the Grey Towers National Historic Site, the Pinchot family home in Milford, PA.
Gifford Pinchot was a towering figure in conservation history, in Pennsylvania and throughout the United States. This new film reminds us of his contributions from the first Chief of the US Forest Service through service as Pennsylvania’s governor. Gifford promoted the conservation of natural resources, with an emphasis on sustainability and working for the greatest good for the greatest number in the long run.
“History comes alive with this documentary and presentation by Bill Dauer,” said Marci Mowery, President of the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation. “Join us to learn not just about the rich legacy of conservation in Pennsylvania, but also learn how you can be part of the solution.”
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