Film Event at Tom Ridge Environmental Center Will Benefit Cook Forest

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March 18, 2018 — Wild Excellence Films (WEF) announced that their film Cathedral will be shown at a benefit film event at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center in Erie, PA, on Friday, April 13, at 7:00 pm. Cathedral: The Fight to Save the Ancient Hemlocks of Cook Forest tells the story of the battle to save the beloved ancient hemlock trees of Cook Forest State Park, which are under attack by an invasive insect, the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid.
Cathedral includes interviews with park staff and is narrated by Old-Growth Forest Network founder Joan Maloof. The film takes the viewer on a journey through the forest in all seasons and shows the important work being done by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry.
The benefit event includes speakers from DCNR, a Q&A session, and a raffle of Anthony E. Cook’s book The Cook Forest: An Island in Time. There will be a suggested donation of $5.00 per person to attend.

Proceeds from the event will go to the Pennsylvania Parks and Forest Foundation’s fund for Hemlock Woolly Adelgid treatment as well as educating the public about the issue in Cook Forest State Park. To donate, visit
To learn more about the film, visit
About Wild Excellence Films
Wild Excellence Films is a film production company run by husband and wife team David and Melissa Rohm that brings attention to wildlife and wild places and the conservation issues that affect them through unique, beautiful storytelling. They work to make cause documentaries that educate, inform, and awe audiences, encouraging people to get involved with saving wild places and the living things that inhabit them.

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