Stories from our Community
Clarence Schock Memorial Park at Governor Dick— Dave Eichler
As a park board director and park ranger I reached out to Lebanon Family Health Services so that Clarence Schock Memorial Park at Governor Dick could be a partner in the Young Lungs at Play (YLAP) program. My professional background was as a Health/Wellness, Physical and Outdoor Education public school teacher. As a health teacher I taught my high school students about the hazards of smoking and I still have the drive to educate others about the harmful effects of smoking and vaping. As a park ranger I see many families with children using the park. A forested, wilderness park such as Governor Dick, with its trails system and observation tower is not exempt from the hazards of smoking and vaping, especially to children who are still physically developing. The YLAP program will have a positive impact on park users. I applaud LFHS for bringing the YLAP program to Lebanon County and to Clarence Schock Memorial Park. We are proud to be a partner and part of the growing list of parks joining the program.
‑Dave Eichler, Park Ranger at Clarence Schock Memorial Park at Governor Dicks