Stormwater/Erosion Control News

Stormwater/Erosion Control - March 5, 2014

The life and writings of environmental pioneer Aldo Leopold, regarded by many as the most influential conservation thinker of the 20th century, will be featured with a film and book discussion during Forsyth Creek Week, March 15 – 22. 

A free screening of the 2011 Emmy award-winning documentary “Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time,” will be held Monday, March 17, at 6:30 p.m. at Krankies Coffee, 211 E. Third St. “Green Fire” highlights Leopold's career as a conservationist, forester, educator, writer, and outdoor enthusiast and shows how he influenced the modern environmental movement. His thinking continues to shape conservation projects around the world today.

After the screening, Randolph Senzig, the N.C. coordinator for the Leopold Education Project, will speak further on Leopold’s work, philosophy and importance.

The screening is being promoted as “Dinner and a Movie.” The Camel City Grill food truck will be outside Krankies by 5:30 p.m. Attendees are welcome to buy their dinner and bring it in for the screening. A movie trailer and more information about “Green Fire” is posted on

Leopold’s landmark book “A Sand County Almanac” will be the topic of a book discussion at noon Thursday, March 20, at Barnhill’s, 811 Burke St. Winston-Salem. With over 2 million copies sold, “A Sand County Almanac” is a combination of natural history, scene painting with words, and philosophy. In 2000, it and Rachel Carson's “Silent Spring” were named as the two most venerated and significant environmental books of the 20th century. The discussion will be led by Candice Brennan of the Forsyth County Public Library.

Forsyth Creek Week offers a full week of events for all ages, designed to encourage people to enjoy and appreciate local waterways. Activities include fly fishing clinics, “creek crawls,” children’s activities, guided creek-side bird-watching excursions, photography contests and more. A complete schedule of activities is posted at Creek Week is organized by 16 local municipalities and agencies. 

The presenting sponsor for Forsyth Creek Week is North State Environmental, a local company that specializes in stream remediation, storm water management and erosion control. Also sponsoring Creek Week are the City/County Utilities Division, HDR Inc., Forsyth County Soil and Water Conversation District, Green Resource LLC, and Hayward Industries Inc. The Great Outdoor Provision Co. is providing in-kind support.

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