On Monday, July 23, the JLT Natural History Society book club will meet to discuss Saving Tarboo Creek by Scott and Susan Leopold Freeman. We will meet at the Ilahee Preserve from 3:30-5:00.
This book is the story of the Freeman family’s efforts to restore damaged Tarboo Creek on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula—to transform it from a drainage ditch into a stream that could again nurture salmon. That story is interwoven with universal lessons about how we can all live more constructive, fulfilling, and natural lives by engaging with the land rather than exploiting it. 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.