Mira Lloyd Dock: A Beautiful Crusade WIFT Documentary
The birth of the modern conservation and environmental movements can trace their roots to Pennsylvania -- and right to the South Mountain Region, in many cases. From Gifford Pinchot to Rachel Carson, Pennsylvanians' passion for protecting the land, water and air arose from conflict -- industrialization and destruction of natural resources. In many cases, ordinary people did extraordinary things. The Mira Lloyd Dock documentary, a collaboration between WITF and the Pennsylvania Conservation Heritage Project, will be screened on opening day of the Pennsylvania Historical Association Annual Meeting. Mira Lloyd Dock (1853-1945) is a little-known Progressive Era activist. A botanist, forester and preservationist, she did just as much, if not more, for the city of Harrisburg than her male counterparts. She helped transform the city from a dirty, disease-ridden mess to a clean, manicured and modern destination worthy of Pennsylvania's capital city.
Presented in collaboration with the PA Historical Association Annual Meeting, Shippensburg University, Pennsylvania Conservation Heritage Project, and WITF.
The South Mountain Speaker Series is an annual lecture series hosted by the South Mountain Partnership and comprised of four to six lectures scheduled throughout the year. Each individual lecture highlights a specific topic or challenge such that, over the course of the year, the Series speaks to a diversity of topics central to the Partnership's mission and goals and provides a vehicle for educating the general public on relevant local issues.