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    A Visit from Will Dilg

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    Steven Marking plays Will Dilg, the singular driving force behind the formation of the Izaak Walton League and the formation of our Upper Mississippi National Wildlife and Fish Refuge.

    In his one man show, Marking has created a script that relies heavily on Dilg’s own published words. He plays the role of Dilg along side of projected images and video that support the story of Will Dilg, the founding of the Izaak Walton League, and the battle against the reclamation menace that was stealing the Mississippi River’s precious backwater habitat from the Lower Mississippi on up. Ground zero for the battle was the Winneshiek Bottoms near Lansing, Iowa, which was already legally permitted to be drained, filled, and levied off to create farmlands.

    This event is free and open to the public. The performance will be 50 minutes with 10 minutes at the end for questions and conversation.
    We will have German beer for sale and non-alcoholic beverages. 

    Steven Marking holds a Master's Degree in Vocal Performance from the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, Maryland, and a Bachelor's Degree from Viterbo University in his hometown of La Crosse, Wisconsin. He brings more than three decades of professional production and performance experience to his latest creation, A Visit From Will Dilg, and his ongoing masterpiece, Our Mighty Mississippi.


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