Driftless Area Land Conservancy

Local Hero Honored

Don Hawkins receives award for Working Lands Preservation

Don spent 32 years as an exemplary teacher of agriculture at Mineral Point High School before retiring to becoming an inspiration as a volunteer. He recognized that kids need a place to learn about and enjoy agriculture and wildlife, and so, under his guidance, 430-acres near the school is now a beautiful oak savannah and prairie landscape—a perfect out-door classroom for all to enjoy.

For years, Don has led a partnership between the high school agriculture class and the 3rd grade class to start prairie seeds in a greenhouse and plant them in the property’s savanna.

Please join us in thanking Don for seeing the endless possibilities of inspiring generations of kids and families by embracing agriculture and wildlife habitat.

Thank you Don! We look forward to seeing you at the celebration at Gathering Waters in September. If you would like to come celebrate Don’s life of conservation work, contact Gathering Waters at 608-251-9131 or join the celebration and register here. .

Driftless Conservancy