Driftless Area Land Conservancy

The Erickson Family Leaves a Legacy for the Argyle Community:

A Place for You and Your Family to Connect to Nature, Anytime

Everyone deserves to have a place where they can connect with nature, in their own way, on their own time and at their own pace.

We are excited to announce that, for the first time, Driftless Area Land Conservancy is providing you with such a place – the 220-acre Erickson Wetlands just outside the Village of Argyle.

Erickson Wetlands

Thanks to our supporters and the generosity of the Erickson family, the public will be able to hike, fish, ski, hunt, trap and enjoy this special place for generations to come. It will also serve as an outstanding outdoor classroom for the adjacent K-12 school.

This property is open and free to explore year-round. We can’t wait for you to visit!

The Erickson Wetlands provides wonderful opportunities to observe and experience wildlife. It contains multiple sloughs and oxbow lakes, over a mile of Pecatonica River frontage, native wetland vegetation, a grove of majestic 100-year-old oak trees, nesting Sandhill Cranes, and a resident Bald Eagle.

The Erickson family has been part of the Argyle community for over a century, and their generosity through a bargain sale has not only given them great pleasure and peace of mind, but created a permanent legacy.

Mary Erickson shared that this was “Alex’s dream for the property . . . he’s so happy it will be open to the school and public to use and enjoy.”  We look forward to telling you more about Alex and Mary Erickson, their family, and the property in upcoming communications.

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