DCNR To Honor Gifford Pinchot Oct. 12, Mira Lloyd Dock Oct. 13

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn will be presiding at two dedication ceremonies next week to honor key figures involved in pioneering conservation efforts in Pennsylvania.

Gifford Pinchot

On October 12 DCNR will be formally renaming the Lackawanna State Forest the Pinchot State Forest District in honor of former Pennsylvania Governor Gifford Pinchot, a conservation pioneer and creator of forestry practices that continue to shape and benefit Pennsylvania’s state forests today.

The ceremony will be held at the Pinchot Trail trailhead off Bear Lake Road near the village of Thornhurst at the Luzerne-Lackawanna county line starting at 11:00 a.m.  Click Here for directions.

For more background on Gifford Pinchot, watch this WITF video on Gifford Pinchot’s Conservation Legacy.

Mira Lloyd Dock

On October 13 DCNR will be renaming the Penn Nursery in Centre County the Mira Lloyd Dock Resource Conservation Center in honor of the late environmentalists, botanist and civic activist who championed reforestation and anti-pollution measures at a time when women were not part of any of these fields.

The ceremony will be held on the nursery grounds off Route 322 at 137 Penn Nursery Road, Spring Mills, PA starting at 10:30.  Click Here for directions.

For more background on Mira Lloyd Dock, watch this WITF video on Mira Lloyd Dock: A Beautiful Crusade.

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