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Oct
21
Mon
Jay Norwood “Ding” Darling Birthday, 1876 r
Oct 21 all-day

Oct 21; Jay Norwood “Ding” Darling Birthday, Oct 21, 1876-Feb 12, 1962. Darling was born in Michigan, but the family moved to Sioux City in 1886. He was a reporter & cartoonist for newspapers in Iowa & New York, winning the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning in 1924 & 1943. Darling became a state & national figure in the conservation movement. Iowa’s Lake Darling State Park bears his name.

Nov
1
Fri
REAP Education Grant Applications Due
Nov 1 all-day

Nov 1; REAP Education Grant Applications Due.

Jan
11
Sat
Aldo Leopold Birthday, 1887 r
Jan 11 all-day

Jan 11; Aldo Leopold, Jan 11, 1887-Apr 21, 1948. Born in Burlington, IA. Influential ecologist and environmentalist who laid out his philosophies in the best-selling “A Sand Country Almanac.”

Apr
22
Wed
Earth Day r
Apr 22 all-day

Earth Day; Annual observance of the first Earth Day in 1970.  https://www.earthday.org/earthday/

Sep
18
Fri
Arthur Carhart Birthday, 1892 r
Sep 18 all-day

Sep 18; Arthur Carhart, Sep 18, 1892-Nov 27, 1978. Born in Mapleton, IA. Pioneering advocate of the Wilderness Concept, inspiration for the “Conservation Library” and the “Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center.”

Oct
21
Wed
Jay Norwood “Ding” Darling Birthday, 1876 r
Oct 21 all-day

Oct 21; Jay Norwood “Ding” Darling Birthday, Oct 21, 1876-Feb 12, 1962. Darling was born in Michigan, but the family moved to Sioux City in 1886. He was a reporter & cartoonist for newspapers in Iowa & New York, winning the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning in 1924 & 1943. Darling became a state & national figure in the conservation movement. Iowa’s Lake Darling State Park bears his name.

Jan
11
Mon
Aldo Leopold Birthday, 1887 r
Jan 11 all-day

Jan 11; Aldo Leopold, Jan 11, 1887-Apr 21, 1948. Born in Burlington, IA. Influential ecologist and environmentalist who laid out his philosophies in the best-selling “A Sand Country Almanac.”

Apr
22
Thu
Earth Day r
Apr 22 all-day

Earth Day; Annual observance of the first Earth Day in 1970.  https://www.earthday.org/earthday/

Sep
18
Sat
Arthur Carhart Birthday, 1892 r
Sep 18 all-day

Sep 18; Arthur Carhart, Sep 18, 1892-Nov 27, 1978. Born in Mapleton, IA. Pioneering advocate of the Wilderness Concept, inspiration for the “Conservation Library” and the “Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center.”

Oct
21
Thu
Jay Norwood “Ding” Darling Birthday, 1876 r
Oct 21 all-day

Oct 21; Jay Norwood “Ding” Darling Birthday, Oct 21, 1876-Feb 12, 1962. Darling was born in Michigan, but the family moved to Sioux City in 1886. He was a reporter & cartoonist for newspapers in Iowa & New York, winning the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning in 1924 & 1943. Darling became a state & national figure in the conservation movement. Iowa’s Lake Darling State Park bears his name.