News arrived last week that a documentary involving my art will be aired early next month on WITF. This opportunity came about when I was featured artist at WITF’s marvelous atrium space a few months ago. I am honored professionally (as an artist) and personally (as an advocate of Pennsylvania’s natural resources, which I spend a lot of time photographing and painting).
WITF TO HONOR MAURICE GODDARD IN DOCUMENTARY
Documentary to share legacy of the “godfather” of Pennsylvania’s natural resources
The Art of Water
The Life of Maurice Goddard will chronicle his life story, touching on the various accomplishments and challenges he faced during his career. A series of interviews with friends and colleagues tell Goddard’s story in conjunction with a narration connecting the historical context of his career.
Goddard was a steward and public servant of the Commonwealth’s natural resources serving under five governors as Secretary of Forests and Waters and the founding Secretary of the Department of Environmental Resources (1955‐1979.) His legacy includes numerous endeavors which helped shape Pennsylvania’s status as a national leader for environmental conservation, including:
• A state park within 25 miles of every Pennsylvanian
• A commitment to professionalism and civil service
• A dedicated funding and development approach for natural resource conservation through the Oil and Gas Fund, Project 70 and Project 500
• A profound influence on national conservation policy
• An instrumental role in the formation of the Delaware River Basin Commission and the Susquehanna River Basin Commission