John Burroughs Woodchuck Lodge had a very successful Walt Whitman Birthday Celebration weekend with about 30 people showing up to attend the Friday night (May 31st) serial reading of “Song of Myself” at Union Grove Distillery (pictured above).
30 people also attended the reading by Professor Jim Warren at Woodchuck Lodge the next morning, June 1st. This talk was Walt Whitman themed, but part of our Wild Saturday program. Jim spoke on “The Nature of Two Writers” a talk about John Burroughs and Walt Whitman.
At this event, Bill Birns presented the Woodchuck Lodge first annual John Burroughs Citizen-Action award to John and Una Lutz.
Funding for our Wild Saturday program comes from the Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) educational grant. Our goal is to bring awareness to our guests of the beauty of the Catskill Park, the people and the place, both historically as well as today, and to reflect on the relationship that has developed as we also identify as the West of the Hudson (WOH) watershed for NYC.