Ten canoes (and paddles) are available… or bring your own
Meet at Olbrich launch N of Atwood, E of creek (across creek from Olbrich Gardens)
Intention: heal and honor people and place…
balancing and synergizing inner and outer, self and other, head and heart, physical and metaphysical, ego and soul, work and play, comfortable and uncomfortable, serious and silly.
Afterwards (at 6:30)…
we will explore and experience masterful weaving of art, light and gardens in Olbrich Gardens’ GLEAM exhibit.
Then (at 7:30)…
we will explore higher ways to address controversial issues like PFAs, F-35’s, climate change, etc…
i.e. find the hidden gifts and grace disguised as pain and problems
This is a highly popular and fulfilling collaboration between Friends of Starkweather, Madison Parks, Madison Audubon and Goodman Community Center.
We will paddle out onto Lake Monona (unless wavy) to view sunset at 6:18 and moonrise at 6:40
Meet at Olbrich launch N of Atwood, E of creek
We have ten canoes; or bring your own
RSVP suggested 395-7265
Ten canoes and paddles are available… or bring your own
Meet at Olbrich launch N of Atwood, E of creek (by Thai Pavillion)
This will be a win/win healing and honoring of people and place…
balancing and synergizing inner and outer, self and other, head and heart, physical and metaphysical, serious and silly…
starting by paddling up the creek (with a paddle)…
finishing by paddling out onto L Monona (waves permitting) to watch 6:07 sunset…
then to a fire circle (location TBD)…
to explore the win/win ways further.
RSVP suggested: 395-7265
As an alchemical catalyst for all that ails you, ‘us’ and Mother Earth (local to global)…
weaving serious and silly, inner and outer, physical and metaphysical…
to co-create higher ways to heal and honor people and place…
and find the hidden gifts and grace disguised and pain and problems.
Meet: boat launch N of Atwood, E of creek
Bring: inner/outer light (including headlamps), plus…
intentions, attention, intuition and integrity (the recipe for manifesting magic and miracles)
Receive: the love and light you give (e.g. wonder, awe, glee and gratitude)
Ten canoes are available
RSVP suggested (especially if needing experienced paddle partner or instruction)
Starkweather native, invasive and FSC
PS Some of us may go to Olbrich Gardens GLEAM afterwards… and/or co-create a fire circle somewhere. We’ll get a preview of GLEAM from the creek at the end of our paddle.
Join Carl Landsness and other Friends of Starkweather Creek members for a paddling tour of wonder, awe and glee on this hidden urban gem of nature that winds through Madison’s east side. Some canoes will be provided and led by experienced paddlers. Bring your own paddle craft, if you have one.
Meeting Location: 3402 Atwood Ave., Olbrich Park creekside boat launch, at the ball diamond parking lot
This is part of a monthly collaboration with Madison Friends of Urban Nature, Madison Parks, Goodman Community Center , Madison Audubon Society … with varying outings.
See Madison Parks Bird and Nature Outings for more info.
The weather gods/goddesses may provide perfect sledding snow this Saturday 10am at Olbrich:
Bird & Nature Outing – Starkweather Creek area, January 19 | City of Mad…
Friends of Starkweather
board member and Friends of Urban Nature founder (plus exuberant birder and tuba player) Paul Noeldner will lead.
Other FSC board members (e.g. me) will be available to co-create fun…
Friends of Starkweather Co-Chair (and childhood lover of Olbrich sledding and toboggan slide
With new snow and forecasted sun…
Saturday could create a wonderful white wonderland to paddle in.
Meet 1:11pm at launch N of Atwood E of Starkweather Creek
Bring: wonder, awe and glee of innocent child
Provided: canoes, paddles, life-jackets and gratitude