Marathon Reading of “A Sand County Almanac”

Celebrate Aldo Leopold Weekend by attending a marathon reading of his classic essay collection, A Sand County Almanac. Taking place March 3 at various locations throughout the county, the program is presented in collaboration with The Clearing Folk School, Crossroads at Big Creek, Door County Land Trust, Ridges Sanctuary, and Write On, Door County. The programs are presented free and are open to all ages. People may attend one or more of the readings. Light refreshments will be served at each event.

The program begins at 9 am at The Clearing Folk School in Ellison Bay. Readers at the first session are Sue and Tom Alt, Bob Bultman, Gloria Dougherty, Carol Heil, Bob and Carolyn Kimbell, Tammy Musiel, Stefan Peters, Mike Schneider and Tim Stone.

The second session takes place from 11:30 am – 1 pm at the Donald and Carol Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor. Readers slated for that session are Door County Land Trust Executive Director Tom Clay, Donna DeNardo, Ryan Heise, Lynn Kaczmarek, Tina Kakuske, Raeona Jordan, Caitlin Oleson, Jeff Ottum and Karen Yancey.

The Ridges Nature Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor hosts the third reading which will include Francha Barnard, Bob Bultman, Sarah Evenson, Paige Funkhauser, Donna Johnson, Nancy Rafal and Sara Sohns. That reading takes place 3 – 4:30 pm.

The program concludes with a final reading at Crossroads in Sturgeon Bay from 7 – 8:30 pm. Scheduled to read at the final session are Ross Dippel, Georgia Feldman, Dale Goodner, Bob Gray, Don Heeringa, Michael Morrison, Gretchen Schmelzer and Joan Wake. Singer/songwriter Jeanne Kuhns will perform music to close out the day.

First published in 1949, Aldo Leopold’s A Sand County Almanac is now an established environmental classic. Leopold takes readers on the road and through the seasons on a tour of our priceless natural resources.

Aldo Leopold Weekend is a time for communities nationwide to come together to celebrate the environmentalist and his idea of a land ethic. Initiated by the Aldo Leopold Foundation in Baraboo, the celebration is officially observed in Wisconsin the first weekend in March and in Iowa the first full week of March.

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