May 11, 2010

Pinchot Park kicks off statewide observance honoring parks

(YDR) A group of employees, volunteers and just-plain-fans of Pennsylvania's parks gathered in Warrington Township's Pinchot State Park Monday morning for a ceremony to mark a national award. ... Former Gov. Gifford Pinchot, for whom the park is named, was a major figure in both state and national conservation. In addition to serving as Pennsylvania governor from 1923 to 1935, he was also the first chief of the U.S. Forest Service from 1905 to 1910. Continued

Photo: President Theodore Roosevelt and Chief Forester Gifford Pinchot (Library of Congress).