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Virtual Screening Celebrates Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary

April 22 marks the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day.

WITF, in collaboration with PA Parks & Forests Foundation and Earth Day 50 PA, will host a virtual online screening of the WITF original documentary Penn’s Woods: Cradle of Conservation at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.

After the screening, PA Parks & Forests Foundation President Marci Mowery will moderate a Q&A session with Cindy Adams Dunn, secretary of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service historian Mark Madison; and Caren Glofelty, executive director of the Allegheny County Parks Foundation. They’ll discuss the film and answer your questions. RSVP to attend here.

Penn’s Woods: Cradle of Conservation takes a historic look at how Pennsylvania’s natural resources helped transform the state into an industrial powerhouse. With economic booms and revolutions in natural resource extraction came an environmental price. Pennsylvanians set about restoring the state’s environmental riches, and in the process helped shape the national conservation and environmental movements of the 20th century.

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