March 19, 2010

Earth Day...Set it Aside

I'm headed to the foothills tomorrow for a meeting. Though it won't be held in the area you see here, Paradise in the Cascade mountain range, this isn't too far afield. This committed group of folks concentrate on keeping their dear Nisqually watershed healthy for future generations. It is a quest being undertaken in places around the world.

I choose to believe we can do that; save our planet from our own misuse. This globed gift we dwell on deserves our attention, love and respect. Hug a tree if you will, but protecting and planting them will get us closer to our goal. Earth day is not far off, April 22nd. Why not set it aside. Clean something, plant something, save something! You will make a difference, truly.


swamericana said...

I agree, Chris. I think we can make a difference. I like the idea of a quest. Carries a lot of importance, that word. Yes, plant a tree. --Jack

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Sea Mist and Sunsets said...

Well Jack, the power has gone out twice as I type. A toast to the inventor of the surge protector! With the wind making more noise, we will see...

It was a fine day today spent with the River Council as we continued the quest. Accomplishments reviewed and on to "what's next". More organized of course but that is the gist. They are great folks with diverse backgrounds, interests, needs and restrictions who, for twenty years, have found pathways through the challenges to accomplish goals of restoration, enhancement, education, protection and more. The faces change over time, but that underlying determination is infectious. I wish you could have been there. They share your heart. One elk spotted in Ohop Valley, 9:00 AM, 3-20-2010 by Chairman.

swamericana said...

Chris, sorry about the power failure. You must live near or in the bush like I do. Our winds are gusting to 45 mph, sustained 20-25. A little snow pellets yesterday.

I came back to your blog to inquire as to how the River Council meeting went. For twenty years of working for good water and other goals, that is a sustaining a movement, it is! I wished I could have been there to hear the discussion about the watershed. Their goals are being met incrementally, I know, in these days and times. But, progress of this kind is so vital, slow or not. Elk spotted! Envious. I've only seen elk from a mile, two-miles away in the veld.

Thank you for your wish I could have been there. Tomorrow, it is back to Abilene for a distance learning committee meeting. I'd rather be poked in the eye with a sharp stick than go to it.

Hope your power stays on and you spot the elk next time.

Basket gal said...

I agree, we can save our planet! I'll plant a tree for you again this year (actually already have)! Another great way is to make your property into a Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary...go to the National Wildlife Federation website for more information.(Nice to hear your voice on my answering too late to call you back.)

Kittie Howard said...

I couldn't agree more, Chris. We can save our planet, one tree/plant at a time. I just wish more people would get out there and get a bit of dirt on their hands. And it would help if those who scream there isn't a problem would get real! Have same problem with power outages here in Virginia, very frustrating. My hub's been sick and doing fine now, so have time now to enjoy lovely posts like yours.

Sea Mist and Sunsets said...

Apologies for my time lapse in responding. An old dog in a new job requires a little extra time to learn new tricks. Thankfully I am trainable. : )

Each of your comments means a great deal to me, especially on this topic. Though I have been lagging behind of late, my hopes for getting back in the "swing" of things are high. Thanks for hanging in there with me.

Hugs and love,

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