Director’s Notes: Renewal

Director’s Notes: Renewal

by Jill Ryan

We all work so hard to protect our local resources and the resources of the entire Great Lakes Basin. This work can bring great fulfillment, and can also bring the need for personal renewal. I find renewal in the out-of-doors, among friends, in good books, and recently at a meeting of like-minded activists at a Great Lakes Aquatic Habitat Network and Fund gathering of advisors. Thanks to all those that make such get-togethers relaxing, productive times of personal restoration.

I also hope you each are able to take an opportunity soon to renew your energy for habitat protection work through whatever means works for you. We easily forget in our urgency to accomplish our resource protection goals that we can’t go without rest and renewal. So, as you finish that big mailing, adjourn the important board meeting, or send that last e-mail, step back and renew your spirit so you can continue the important work you have taken on. Best wishes, for your work and your relaxation.

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