Sunday, February 20, 2011

Film explores Sand County land ethic

By David Horst
The Fox Cities will host a premiere of a movie about a personal hero of mine.
March 3 at the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley’s Perry Hall, “Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time” will be presented to what is shaping up to be a full house.
The showing of the film about one of the fathers of the conservation movement and the founder of the national wilderness system follows premieres in California, Baraboo – the location of “The Shack,” Leopold’s treasured weekend getaway for his years as a professor at the University of Wisconsin – and the Milwaukee Public Museum.
I’m happy to reveal a glaring conflict of interest in my reporting about this movie. My day job includes staffing the Environmental Stewardship Fund at the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, a major sponsor of the premiere here. No apologies for that.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Map for De Pere-Green Bay Moonlight Paddle

De Pere-Green Bay Moonlight Paddle - Aug. 12
An unusual evening paddle on a night with a full moon. Meet at 4:30 p.m., shuttle vehicles and launch at De Pere's Bomier Park at 6 p.m. and arrive at Green Bay Metro Marina near the mouth of the Fox River at about 9:30 p.m. 

Park-to-Park map

Map for Park-to-Park Paddle - July  23
Unload at Shattuck Park in downtown Neenah 7-9 a.m. Shuttle buses available back from parking areas near the finish. Safety talk and launch at 9:40 a.m. Arrive at Lutz Park in Appleton about 12:30 p.m. or take out early at Fritse Park in the Town of Menasha.