Conservation Training

Celebrating wetlands through poetry: The art and craft of Mary Linton

September 8, 2023

10:30 am – 11:30 am
Location: Online

Mary Linton was a wetland scientist and poet who also served as Wisconsin Wetlands Association (WWA) Board Chair for many years. She founded an annual session at WWA’s Wetland Science Conference in 2014 to provide a poetic interlude in the midst of the conference’s scientific presentations. Alzheimer’s disease took Mary far too early in 2021, and since her passing, friends have worked to publish more of Mary’s poetry. The volume “Way Will Open” will be released this fall. Join us for this special Wetland Coffee Break to honor Mary’s memory and celebrate her craft as a poet. Friends Ann Engelman, Tod Highsmith, Mike Mossman, and others will read Mary’s poems, including some from the forthcoming volume. We’ll also share information about a public October 1 bench dedication and book launch event honoring Mary.