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04/16/2012: "Aldo Leopold"

The San Juan Preservation Trust and the San Juan Island Library are pleased to co-host the documentary film Green Fire! Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time, on Friday, April 27 at 7 pm. The film screening will be held at the Library and is free of charge.

Green Fire! is the first full-length, high-definition documentary film ever made about legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold and his environmental legacy.

Green Fire shares highlights from Leopold’s extraordinary career, explaining how he shaped conservation and the modern environmental movement. It also illustrates how his conservation ethic extends to both people and the land, and how it continues to inform and inspire people across the country and around the world.

In conjunction with the film screening, the Preservation Trust and Library are encouraging an all-island read of A Sand County Almanac, Leopold’s memoir about the development of his personal conservation beliefs.

The text was published posthumously in 1949 and remains to this day a classic for conservationists internationally. Multiple copies of A Sand County Almanac are currently available for a two-week check out at the Library.

Immediately following the screening on April 27, audience members will be invited to share excerpts from A Sand County Almanac.

For more information, please visit or contact Kathleen Foley, Preservation Trust Program Director, at 360/378-2461 or; or Adrienne Bourne, San Juan Island Library Programming Coordinator, at 360/378-2798 or

About the San Juan Preservation Trust
Founded in 1979, the San Juan Preservation Trust ( is a nationally accredited private, non-profit and membership-based land trust dedicated to helping people and communities conserve land in the San Juan Islands of Washington State. The Preservation Trust has permanently protected more than 260 properties, 37 miles of shoreline and 15,000 acres on 20 islands, including land now managed as public parks, nature preserves, wildlife habitat, and working farms and forests.

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