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The Catoctin Forest Alliance to Hold First Public Meeting

(5/25) Friends and neighbors of the Catoctin Forest Region will gather to discuss a new local environmental organization on Sunday, May 31, 2009 at the Thurmont Regional Public Library Community Room, Moser Road, Thurmont, MD. Light refreshments will be provided.

The group will discuss the future of the Catoctin Mountain Forest based on a summary of "The Meeting on the Mountain" that was held April 22, 2009 (Earth Day) at Camp Greentop. Attending were many local and state organizations, as well as interested educators and landowners.

This public meeting provides an opportunity for residents in the Catoctin Region to express concerns and to share ideas in support of the protection and preservation of the Catoctin Mountain Forest..

The Catoctin Forest Alliance will also show a short narrative film by Richard Louv, author of the acclaimed "Last Child in the Woods".

Richard Louv discusses the present and future generations of children that suffer from "Nature Deficit Disorder" and explains why he first rejected the use of the phrase. Richard Louv is a powerful and dynamic speaker.

The Catoctin Forest Alliance is a non-profit organization composed of concerned citizens, private landowners, organizations, and local, state, and federal agencies who to seek to preserve and promote the health of the Catoctin Mountain Forest for the enjoyment of present and future generations.

The Catoctin Forest Alliance welcomes you to this important event.