Fairfax County Supervisor John Cook reads from the “Green Pasture,” “I know a painting so evanescent that it is seldom viewed at all, except by some wandering deer. It is the river who wields the brush, and it is the same river who, before I can bring my friends to view his work, erases it forever from the human view.”
Photo by Louise Krafft.
The Northern Virginia Conservation Trust sponsored a Read-a-Thon in honor of the 128th birthday of environmentalist Aldo Leopold (1887-1948) on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 10. Former state Sen. Patsy Ticer, Mayor Bill Euille, Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg, Fairfax County Supervisor John Cook and several others were among the “readers” of sections of “Sand County Almanac,” one of Leopold’s books.
The read-a-thon involved public readings of 3-5 minute sections of the Almanac and was held at the Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library. Following the read-a-thon and a celebratory birthday cake for Leopold there was a showing of “Green Fire” a documentary film about Aldo Leopold.
The Northern Virginia Conservation Trust is a regional, nonprofit land trust founded in 1994. Since its founding, NVCT has preserved 6,410 acres of land in Northern Virginia and is accredited by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. For more information on the trust and its activities visit www.nvct.org.