Our facility will be closed today, Saturday, March 25th, due to the winter storm.

As always, you’re invited to hike our trails, which are open daily from dawn until dusk.
Please do exercise caution in these snowy conditions as we can’t guarantee the state of our parking lots and hiking trails.

Welcome! Our facility is open on weekdays from 9am to 4pm and on weekends from 10am to 2pm.

Wearing a face mask indoors is optional. Because we are a childcare facility and follow public health protocols, we have limited access to some public offerings and areas of our facility. We appreciate your patience as we work to find a healthy balance of access and safety for our community.

As always, our grounds and trails featuring self-guided tours are free and open daily from dawn until dusk.

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Unnamed Venue

330 Femrite Drive
Monona, WI 53716
(608) 221-0404

March 2018

Author Talk: ‘Saving Tarboo Creek: One Family’s Quest to Heal the Land’

March 18, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Unnamed Venue, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, WI 53716

'Saving Tarboo Creek: One Family’s Quest to Heal the Land' tells the story of Scott Freeman and Susan Leopold Freeman’s work to restore and conserve a dilapidated salmon stream in the Olympic Peninsula. In doing so, they put into practice the land ethic set forth by Susan’s grandfather, Aldo Leopold. They began with 18 acres of badly degraded farm land, and with the help of family, friends, and local conservation groups they have now restored and conserved more than 200 acres. Scott’s writing artfully blends the family’s story with powerful universal lessons about how we can live more constructive, fulfilling, and natural lives by engaging with the land rather than exploiting it. It is a compelling personal narrative about one family’s journey. And, it is also a rough road map for how to act locally, while thinking globally.

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