Slow but steady... (well, maybe not that steady) progress

I went for a jog and found myself entered in the Boston Marathon. I uploaded iNaturalist, created a project, and realized I am out of my depth. I am, at best, an intelligent enthusiast. I am a board member of the SEMass Pine Barrens Alliance and a coordinator of the Massachusetts Coastal Pine Barrens Partnership (a regional conservation partnership.) I have the zealousness of the converted, but little formal education in the underlying principles of ecosystems and natural communities so, while I profess to understand the importance of preserving, protecting and enhancing the rare ecosystem I live within I don't speak the language. And yet... And yet I intuitively understand the potential of our new headquarters and the 100 acres or so of permanently conserved land at the Center Hill Preserve to serve both as an important research center and - using citizen science - an effective tool to enlighten the public as to the value and beauty of the Pine Barrens. I went for a hike and I found myself here, with my phone, iNaturalist, and a rough plan to turn this property into a regional environmental center with a focus on the Pine Barrens, climate change and citizen science. So I have taken this leap of faith and am asking that as I fall that those of you who do know the science, the biology, and the language feel free to help correct my trajectory.

Publicado por centerhillfrank centerhillfrank, 27 de marzo de 2020


Well -- welcome ... another exciting step for SEMPBA and for Center Hill!

Publicado por bharr41 hace más de 1 año (Marca)

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