As part of the Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuaryís Lectures and Lunch Series, the US Forest Serviceís Melody Remillard, will be providing a presentation on "Grey Towers, Gifford Pinchot, and some of the accomplishments of prominent members of the Pinchot Family," at a talk at the Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary on Thursday, April 18 at 11 a.m.

The presentation will be held in the Blough Building on the Sanctuary grounds. A lunch will follow. There is no charge for the lecture, but there is a fee for the lunch (members of the Sanctuary $10; non-members $12). Reservations are necessary. Please call (570)253-1185 or email Space is limited.

Melody started her Forest Service career as an archaeologist on the Lassen National Forest in northeast California. Her federal career also included two years with the Bureau of Reclamation at Shasta Dam, where she gave tours of the nationís second largest dam and provided water conservation education programs to students, grades 2-12. While she and her husband raised their three children, Melody changed careers and worked for ten years in the public schools in Los Alamos, NM and Brockport, NY. She is now Visitor Services Specialist and Conservation Education Coordinator with the US Forest Service at Grey Towers National Historic Site.

Grey Towers is the ancestral home of Gifford Pinchot, first chief of the US Forest Service and twice Governor of Pennsylvania. Today Grey Towers serves as a conservation education and leadership center, with programs that interpret the lives of the Pinchot family. It is located in Milford, PA. More information about Grey Towers may be found at and www.greytowers.orgon the internet.The Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary is a 600-acre property with hiking and nature trails. It is home to the Dorflinger Glass Museum and the Wildflower Music Festival. The next lecture in the series will take place on Thursday, May 16, when Robert Powell, Ph.D., will return to the lecture series to speak about Terence Powderly and the labor union movement in the Lackawanna Valley. Additional information is available at: Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary is located on Long Ridge Road and Elizabeth Street in White Mills. At the blinking light adjacent to the Pennsylvania Historic Marker in White Mills, turn and go up the steep hill (Elizabeth Street) for 6/10 of a mile to the stop sign at a second blinking light. Continue on for 1/10 of a mile to the entrance of the Sanctuary on your right.