Director’s Notes: Collective Wisdom

Director’s Notes: Collective Wisdom

By Jill Ryan

This issue highlights grant projects recently funded by Freshwater Future as well as a gathering of grant recipients and their new mentors at our recent Grassroots Symposium. I am continually amazed by the wisdom of the individuals and groups working to protect our rivers, lakes and wetlands across the Great Lakes. I am even more astounded when a group of these outstanding activists comes together and shares their wisdom. I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone that participated in the symposium for taking the time to learn, network and share your wisdom. While none of us know everything that is needed to protect and restore our Great Lakes resources, when we come together and share what we know individually an amazing thing happens: we have the knowledge, wisdom, experience and energy we need to move forward. I am always renewed by such opportunities to share in the collective wisdom of citizens and I hope you will find opportunities to share your wisdom and experience and be renewed and engaged by the wisdom of others.

There is no knowledge, no light, no wisdom that you are in possession of, but what you have received it from some source.

– Brigham Young



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