Wesley Ward, Vice President of Land Conservation for The Trustees was heading up the meeting which was focused on presenting preliminary ideas for how The Trustees envision making better use of the property and to garner ideas and feedback from the community members who were present. As with all meetings, there were naysayers, rules quoters, and the sort of people who you have to listen too, BUT there was a good number of people who saw the vision of what was trying to be acheived. That was very exciting!
Of course yours truly couldn’t let this occasion go by without getting on my soapbox and stumping for more places for people to learn the skills to “Go Green” in cost effective, economical ways. After all, let’s get real, if we wait around till the government, our educational systems, corporations, etc. get around to embracing sustainability, I mean really embracing it, we are in real trouble. This has to be a grass roots, neighborhood, community based level movement and I’m excited that places like the Doyle Community Park & Center exist. They deserve a lot more attention than they are getting. Check out Doyle Community Park & Center, as well as the great work of The Trustees of Reservations in Massachusetts.
Have a fabulous 4th of July!