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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Bellevue premiere for film about legendary conservationist

The city will offer a free screening of a new film about legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold on Nov. 20, with Leopold's daughter to give a talk at the showing.

Leopold (1887-1948) was a scientist who pioneered wilderness conservation and introduced it to millions with his book, "A Sand County Almanac." "Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time" is the first full-length documentary ever made about Leopold, tracing his life and career, and exploring how his legacy has shaped today's conservation movement.

The Parks & Community Services Department is showing the film at 2 p.m. at Lewis Creek Visitor Center, 5808 Lakemont Blvd. SE, as part of a series of monthly movies at the park highlighting nature.

At the "Green Fire" screening, Leopold's youngest daughter, University of Washington Professor Emeritus Dr. Estella Leopold, will talk about the film and the work of the Aldo Leopold Foundation.

"Aldo Leopold's legacy lives on today in the work of people and organizations across the nation and around the world," said Buddy Huffaker, executive director of the foundation. Huffaker noted that the documentary highlights people and organizations connecting people and nature today "in ways that even Leopold might not have imagined."

A production of the foundation, the U.S. Forest Service and the Center for Humans and Nature, the film has been shown at libraries, universities and other institutions across the country this fall.   

The screening is appropriate for ages 12 and up. For more information, call 425-452-4195. Space is limited. To secure a seat, call 425-452-6885 and request registration for course #59335.

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Natural Resource Volunteers
5808 Lakemont Blvd.
P.O. Box 90012
Bellevue, WA 98009
Contact: Curtis Kukal
Phone: 425-452-4195
E-mail: ckukal@bellevuewa.gov
Business Hours: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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