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10:00 am

“Green Fire” – the story of conservationist Aldo Leopold

April 23, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary,
108 North Street
Norfolk, MA 02056 United States
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Metacomet Land Trust and Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary are presenting the film Green Fire on Sunday, April 23rd, at Stony Brook, 108 North Street, in Norfolk. This film about Aldo Leopold will be shown continuously from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. as part of Mass Audubon's Earth Day programs. The film is 57 minutes long and approximate starting times will be 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to allow for a short discussion after each showing.

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 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.

Meet urban children in Chicago learning about local foods and ecological restoration.  Meet ranchers in Arizona and New Mexico who maintain healthy landscapes by working on their own properties, and with the neighbors, in cooperative community conservation efforts. Meet wildlife biologists who are bringing threatened and endangered species, from cranes to Mexican wolves, back to the landscapes where they once thrived.  And learn how Leopold's vision of a community that cares about both people and land ties all of these modern conservation stories together, and offers inspiration and insight for the future.

For more information about Leopold and his role in the conservation movement in America, visit

For more about the film Green Fire, visit
This event is free to all.

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12:00 pm

Vernal Pool Walk in Mendon

April 23, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Mendon Vernal Pool Flooded in Spring 2013

Spotted Salamander egg masses in a Vernal Pool, Mendon 2013.

Metacomet Land Trust is sponsoring a Vernal Pool Walk  as part of the Town of Mendon's 350th celebrations on Sunday, April 23rd at 12:00 noon at the Meadow Brook Uplands, in Mendon MA.

The walk will be lead by Jennifer Carlino of Mendon, who is experienced in the identification of vernal pool life and is licensed to trap aquatic life. Jennifer is currently the Conservation Agent in the Town of Norton, and serves as president of the Mass Association of Conservation Commissions and the Mass Society of Municipal Conservation Professionals.

This exploration will include approximately 2 miles of walking, with some steep elevation changes. Polarized sun glasses will help you see some of the life in the vernal pool. No dogs permitted.

Registration on Town of Mendon’s 350 website. Limited to 20 due to parking restrictions at the trail head.

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