PENNSYLVANIA PARKS AND FORESTS FOUNDATION TO PARTNER IN M.L. DOCK DOCUMENTARY SHOWING AT BELTZVILLE S.P.
Camp Hill, PA –The Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation (PPFF), the only non-profit whose mission is Pennsylvania’s state parks and forests, will be partnering with the Pennsylvania Conservation Heritage Project, the Department of Conservation & Natural Resources, and Friends of Beltzville State Park to show the WITF documentary Mira Lloyd Dock: A Beautiful Crusade. The program will be held at the Beltzville State Park Environmental Interpretive Center, Lehighton, PA on March 10, 2016 at 6:30pm. Light refreshments will be served.
To coincide with Women’s History Month, the program, funded in part by the William Penn Foundation, will feature the showing of the documentary which salutes a nearly forgotten leader in the field of forestry and botany, Mira Lloyd Dock. The 30 minute documentary will be followed by a panel discussion on forestry and parks today and women in conservation featuring Timothy Dugan, District Forester in the Delaware State Forest and Barbara Davey, Assistant State Park Manager for State Park Region #4.
“This documentary inspires those who want to make a difference, not just in the conservation arena, but in any arena,” says Marci Mowery, President of the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation. “Mira defied many norms of the time to become a leader in her field, and dedicated her life to improving the lives of others.”
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 promote and support the natural and cultural resources of Pennsylvania’s state parks and forests through leadership in recreation, education, conservation and volunteerism.
Marci J. Mowery, President
Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation