Leopold Bench Building Day
May 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
Explore the Porkies this summer. Rest on a Leopold bench!
The Leopold Bench Project is part of the FOP Interpretation and Education program and coordinates activities by Dave Rasmussen, Instructor, Sherrie McFarland, Conserve School, a semester school in Land ‘o Lakes, WI, and Mike Knack from the PMWSP. On May 11, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., students from Conserve School and Dave will meet at the Old Carpenter Shop/Folk School to construct 5 Leopold benches for placement in campgrounds and along park trails. Stop any time on that day to see this partnership in action.
Aldo Leopold, iconic conservationist, was one of the strongest voices advocating for creation of the park. In May, 1942, he wrote that the remaining unlogged land in the Porcupines was “a symbol. It portrays a chapter in national history which we should not be allowed to forget.” The park became a reality in 1945. (Featured photo: Aldo Leopold at work in “Sand County,” WI)