New documentary about Aldo Leopold showing at Beckman Mill County Park

Staff Report

JANESVILLE, Wis. — Join the folks at Beckman Mill County Park at 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 9, for an outdoor screening of Green Fire!

See the first full-length, high-definition documentary film ever made about legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold and his environmental legacy! Green Fire shares highlights from his extraordinary career, explaining how he shaped conservation and the modern environmental movement. It also illustrates how Leopold’s vision of a community that cares about both people and land continues to inform and inspire people across the country and around the world, highlighting modern projects that put Leopold’s land ethic in action in a multitude of ways. Although probably best known as the author of the conservation classic A Sand County Almanac, Leopold is also renowned for his work as an educator, philosopher, forester, ecologist and wilderness advocate.

The Welty Environmental Center and Rock County Parks have teamed up to host a screening of Green Fire for the community. Concessions will be available for purchase. Bring your blanket or lawn chair for this outdoor showing!

Local conservation organizations will have informational booths set up prior to the documentary. Meet the Northern Illinois Raptor Rehab and Education Center, the Rock County Chapter of the Ice Age Trail Alliance, the Friends of Carver-Roehl Park, the Rock County Conservationists, and the Pelishek Tiffany Nature Trail Foundation.

Beckman Mill County Park, 11450 S. Highway H. is southwest of Beloit on County Hwy. H and Mill Pond Road. Tickets are $2 in advance, $3 day of show; purchase through Rock County Parks or the Welty Environmental Center. For more information, visit, or

You can also contact the Rock County Parks Division at (608) 757-5473, weekdays between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.

From the Aug. 17-23, 2011, issue

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