"A moving account of a beautiful project. We need stories of healing in this tough moment; this is a particularly fine one." --Bill McKibben, author of Radio Free Vermont
When the Freeman family decided to restore a damaged creek in Washington's Olympic Peninsula--to transform it from a drainage ditch into a stream that could again nurture salmon-- they knew the task would be formidable and the rewards plentiful.
In Saving Tarboo Creek, Scott Freeman artfully blends his family's story with powerful universal lessons about how we can all live more constructive, fulfilling, and natural lives by engaging with the land rather than exploiting it. Equal parts heartfelt and empowering, this book explores how we can all make a difference one choice at a time. In the proud tradition of Aldo Leopold's A Sand County Almanac, Saving Tarboo Creek is both a timely tribute to our land and a bold challenge to protect it.
About the Author
Scott Freeman was born in Beloit, Wisconsin and majored in biology at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. After working in education, exhibits, and public affairs at the Aldo Leopold Foundation and the International Crane Foundation, he completed a PhD in evolutionary biology at the University of Washington. Susan Leopold Freeman grew up outside West Lafayette, Indiana, and attended DePauw University and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she received a BFA.