Protecting Door County's Exceptional Lands and Waters..Forever
Aldo Leopold

Aldo Leopold said, "A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the biotic community." 

This coming weekend four organizations have planned a progressive reading marathon from A Sand County Almanac. I invite you to come and listen as I share one of Leopold's early essays about a place where he learned "to think like a mountain" and as a result helped form the way our nation thinks about its wild places.

Leopold's essay, 'Escudilla,' is the story of a mighty mountain and all of its beauty, of a lone grizzly bear clinging to its very existence and of a place and time, forever changed by the progress of man.

I hope you'll join us Sunday, March 5, 3-4:30 p.m. for this homage to Aldo Leopold,  one of Wisconsin's most influential conservationists. You'll find the schedule and details below.


Tom Clay
Executive Director, Door County Land Trust

A Sand County Almanac

Progressive Reading Marathon 

Write On,  The Clearing Folk SchoolCrossroads at Big CreekDoor County Land Trust, and  The Ridges Sanctuary join together to celebrate Aldo Leopold weekend with a progressive marathon reading of his classic essay collection  A Sand County Almanac. Join us at various locations throughout the county as some of Door County's notable personalities read from Leopold's work.

Saturday, March 4, 12:30 - 2:00 pm, The Clearing Folk School, Ellison Bay
Scheduled to read: Sharon Auberle, Isabella Dippel, Ross Dippel, Bob Kimbell, Carolyn Kimbell, Ralph Murre, Tammy Musiel, Cindy Schneider, Mike Schneider, Sue Stone, Tim Stone.
Saturday, March 4, 3:00 - 4:30 pm, The Ridges Sanctuary, Baileys Harbor
Scheduled to read: Clay Bonin, Bob Bultman, Donna Johnson, Raeona Jordan, Lynn Kaczmarek, Jeanne Kuhns, Chuck Lauter, Estella Lauter, Joan Mead, Nancy Rafal, Sara Sohns
Sunday, March 5, 12:30 - 2:00 pm, Crossroads at Big Creek, Sturgeon Bay 
Scheduled to read: Clay Bonin, Bob Gray, John Grochowski, Coggin Heeringa, Michael Morrison, Nancy Rafal, Gretchen Schmelzer
Sunday, March 5, 3:00 - 4:30 pm, Door County Maritime Museum, Sturgeon Bay
Scheduled to read: John Beck, Bob Bultman, Tom Clay, Amy Ensign, Holly Feldman and family, Amy Kohnle

More Information
The Door County Land Trust is a local, non-profit organization working to preserve Door County's open spaces, scenic beauty and ecological integrity. The Land Trust has protected more than 7,600 acres and is supported by more than 2,200 members. 
Door County Land Trust nature preserves are open to the public at no charge for hiking, cross-country skiing, wildlife observation, some forms of hunting, and other low-impact, non-motorized recreational activities. 
For more information on the Door County Land Trust and to make a contribution of support, please visit: or call (920)746-1359.  

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