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**CANCELED** The Conservation Legacy of Gifford Pinchot with Bibi Gaston – October 1
October 1st: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
** THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED ***
WE WILL TRY TO RESCHEDULE FOR 2020
Writer and landscape architect Bibi Gaston will speak about American conservationist Gifford Pinchot and his lasting environmental legacy at Merryspring Nature Center on Tuesday, October 1 at 12:00 pm.
Gaston’s talk will describe the origins of the scientific conservation effort in the US as led by Gifford Pinchot, first Chief of the US Forest Service, who served under Theodore Roosevelt from 1905-1910. In recent years, Gaston discovered over 5,000 pages of Pinchot’s correspondence between conservation officials, which is now housed at the Library of Congress, called the “Old Timers Collection.” Gaston’s talk will address how these papers still prove useful as a resource for environmental issues and offer a view into a past era of public service and outdoor conservation.
Bibi Gaston is a relative of Gifford Pinchot, as well as a landscape architect and writer. She has practiced landscape architecture for a variety of public and private clients since 1986. Her first book, The Loveliest Woman in America: A Tragic Actress, Her Lost Diaries and Her Granddaughter’s Search for Home, was published by William Morrow/ Harper Collins in 2008. Her second book, Gifford Pinchot and the First Foresters: The Untold Story of the Brave Men and Women Who Launched the American Conservation Movement, was published in 2016.
Part of the Summer Talk series, co-sponsored by The First National Bank and RE/MAX Jaret & Cohn Real Estate