Help Protect John Muir's Legacy in Wisconsin
The Wisconsin Friends of John Muir has partnered with the Natural Heritage Land Trust and a number of other conservation organizations to permanently protect part of the original John Muir family farm located seven miles south of Montello in Marquette County in central Wisconsin. This land was most recently owned by Bessie Eggleston, who unfortunately passed away this year. This acquisition of 198 acres includes 38 acres of the land settled by John's father Daniel in the spring of 1849 when Daniel and his son John and daughter Sarah emigrated from Scotland. We need your help to complete this acquisition and protect part of the beautiful landscape around Ennis Lake (called Fountain Lake by the Muirs) where a young John Muir, the future father of our National Park System, explored the natural world. Your donation will pay for transaction costs, gaps in the purchase price that may not be met by grants, removal of non-historic buildings from the property, and restoration of the natural wildlife habitat of the property and the surrounding conservation lands.
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