Atlantic News, Thursday, November 13, 2003

“Community News”, Vol. 29, No. 44

ACTIVELY INVOLVED — The Exeter Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, met on Monday, November 3 at Langdon Place in Exeter to hear Dr. Barret Rock, director of “Forest Watch” and professor of Natural Resources at UNH’s Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space. As the director, Dr. Rock (pictured here with Chapter Regent Ann Morton and Chapter Registrar and Conservation Chairman Ruth G. Stimson) is actively involved in the development of an out-reach program for grades K-12 offering students opportunities to focus on how white pine trees react to exposure to ground-level air pollution (smog). Such pollution affects the growth of New Hampshire’s forests. An indication of low climactic and other environmental changes affect the health of everybody. Since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution in the 1800s, environmental conditions have deteriorated and Dr. Rock emphasized the necessity of instituting good conservation methods as a means of protecting our resources.
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