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President’s Message

This is the season of giving. From our Thanksgiving feasting thru the spiritual celebrations marking the end of the year. Why we don’t do this all year is beyond me, but that is a different story.

It seems everyone wants a chunk of our disposable income. All may seem worthy but there probably isn’t enough to go around.  So, we have to make choices.  When I face these choices, I tell myself to put your good where it does the most.  Who or what best aligns with my beliefs and how can my offerings be put to the best use?

The Steering Committee of the Friends has been busy this year; responding to and monitoring situations that can adversely impact the Nanticoke River and all its inhabitants.  William McDonough, an architect and systems designer whom I think of as a Leonardo da Vinci for our time, said in his Keynote Address to the gathering at the PASA (Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture) Conference in 1999 that our design assignment for the new century is “How do we love the children, all of the children, of all species, for all time”. No simple task, to be sure, but surely worthy of our efforts if we expect to pass on a better world.

We are grateful to those of you who have supported our efforts this year and hope that those of you who are making choices for your support will consider the Friends as worthy. We wish you all a joyful holiday season and a bountiful new year.

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