It's easy to take our physical surroundings for granted, especially if we're outdoors and the landscape is pretty. But could it be pretty in different ways?
That's the question that faced biologist Scott Freeman and his family. The "drainage ditch" they adopted was actually a stream, as important as any stream to the creatures who live in it... and downstream, and in the bay, and so on.
The process of working to restore that stream is told in Scott Freeman's book Saving Tarboo Creek: One Family's Quest to Heal the Land.