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Martell's Landing Education Center

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Mission: Martell's Landing Education Center is dedicated to preserving the natural and human history of the St. Croix Riverway and is committed to promoting stewardship of the land and waterways through collaborative community programs.

Geographic areas served: St. Croix Valley

Community Stories

15 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Martells is truly a little piece of heaven on earth. This pristine land is a wonderful preserved history for the community. As soon as you start descending down the hills to the 100 year old house you feel a great sense of peace come over you. And when you start to see the beautiful view of the river I feel so at ease and tranquil. Martells does some very important events. They invite local schools for feild trips to learn about nature and Native Americans and the St.Croix River, Hold different seminars and work shops, or Host a very "Green" wedding. When ever I visit the Minnesota /Wisconsin area, I always make sure Martell's Landing is one of my stops.

7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Students from Somerset Elementary School, Middle School, and High School came out to Martell's landing to be educated on topics like local French-Canadian history, biology, Native American studies, art, etc. The students were able to explore nature, create art inspired by nature, and learn to appriciate their local environment and community. It's important for students from surrounding communities to have the opportunity to take field trips to learn and spark their interest in the local culture and their environment, Martell's Landing Education Center serves this purpose. It is the perfect place for a school field trip or community outing for people of all ages. Martell's offeres a variety of options for students at a low cost to schools which is what they all need right now. Schools don't have to cut back on these important experience for students when there is a place like Martell's Landing Education Center

7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization is unique in that not only does it educate visitors on the topics of environmental science and local history, but it also focuses on spiritual connections to the land as well as between people. This center has built a close community even with visitors who live in foreign countries. The location of the center is renowned for its beauty and this organization has done much to maintain that beauty and I am sure could do much more if funds were increased. This organization stands above the rest for its breadth of educational focus and its work ethic.

7

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have had the 'priviledge' of attending an array of classes, retreat's and special events at Martell's Landing over the past 5 years and am so looking forward to more! The land there is special, holding the ancient memory & history of the native people who found sustenance and nourishment there ~ the plants, tree's and enormous groups of migrating waterfowl and animals alike arriving each spring. These all are taken care of by such special & gifted individual's, sharing with youth and adults alike - this oasis of nature is still preserved because of all those Native men, woman & children who came before us, living on this land, did the same ~ they took care of this special place where land meets water and sky. Martell's Landing is rich not only from it's past history, along with the the Martell family farming and nourishing the land, yet as important it is rich because of all those who are now coming to teach on the land and those coming to learn. Children learning about nature, traditional ways of living, Native story-telling and teachings, herbalism, water conservation and so much more. I've received so many countless gifts from attending these courses and having the opportunity to receive so much generosity from the volunteer's at Martell's Landing and so important too ~ the spirit of the land, animals, plants & water. The one thing I noticed which is so needed here is additional financial aid to help support the ongoing of Martell's Landing, both in the physical upkeep ~ as in the most special hand-hewn cabin, the large barn which hosts a variety of events & classes and for the ongoing of supporting field trips and classes for the surrounding schools. My life has been enriched by the classes that have been offered there in herbalism, Native American programs - storytelling & outdoor skills workshops, cooking classes to name a few along with the priviledge of teaching classes to grade school kids about forestry & plants. The overnight accomodations can be both rustic camping along with sweet cabins available and the food which has been prepared for these classes & workshops has always been so nourishing & delicious. I am looking forward to returning.

9

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Martell’s Landing Education Center is an awesome opportunity for one to discover nature and local history while enjoying the serenity of the St. Croix Riverway. Martell’s Landing is dedicated to education, appreciation and preservation of God’s gift to mankind. The dedication of the caring hearts involved in Martell’s Landing is passionate and genuine in educating those of all ages who have the opportunity to explore this territory and connect with history. It is an opportunity that one should not miss in this lifetime.

7

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have had the opportunity to walk to grounds, visit the river, and see a house as it was so many years ago. We live in a 'bigger is better' world, but I found the house quaint and charming. You could almost picture a family, around the fire, on a cold winter night. The property and the house have a calming ambience.

9

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have participated in a wonderful variety of events at Martell's Landing Education Center for over five years. These events include Native American stotytelling, retreats, classes and meetings. It is a very special organization, working to educate people of all ages about the histories and cultures of the Native and non-native people who lived in the area over 100 years ago. Their programs offer opportunities to learn about an earlier way of life rooted in a strong connection with the land and river and a beautiful landscape to experience a personal connection with woods, river, and wildlife.

6

Volunteer

Rating: 4

Martell's Landing Education Center's location at a very historic spot has given me a chance to experience what life was like 100-150+ years ago and to get away from modern life and technology in a very natural setting. The events and programs help children and adults learn about and come to appreciate local history and the natural environment. It's a truly unique place.

9

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the pleasure of volunteering and participating in several of Martell Landing's educational events. The educators have all been well trained and offer very unique programs. The natural beauty of the sacred land compliments every teacher's curriculum.

8

Client Served

Rating: 5

i love martell's landing. the land, the river, the wildlife, the burial mounds all speak to a deep sacredness of this place. whenever i spend time at martell's i feel nourished and recharged on a very existential level.

7

Client Served

Rating: 4

Martell's Landing Education Center is located in a beautiful setting on the Apple River in Somerset, WI. The natural surroundings enhanced the group experience of a sound healing circle. The accommodations were perfect for our needs with plenty of space for 35 people to be together.

7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Their educational opportunities are diverse and well thought out. I loved the feeling of inclusiveness attending the different sessions. Also, the setting is gorgeous.

8

Client Served

Rating: 5

Martell's Landing is a treasure. The property is truly spectacular and river is absolutely beautiful. It's hard to believe that the Twin Cities is just about an hour away. I highly recommend this facility for retreats, family reunions or workshops.

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Martell's Landing Education Center is an excellent example of preservation and education. I have had exchange students from all over the world visit the center, and they have expressed amazement at the beauty, calm and peace of the center. It is not often that students from China, Thailand, Brazil, Russia, Norway, Belgium, Germany, etc. have an opportunity to visit such a place.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The property is amazingly beautiful. The people are wonderfully caring. The experience is indescribable. My summer is not complete until I have the pleasure of visiting Martell's.