Environmental wins rarely come quickly. Protecting sensitive areas, removing pollution, or restoring flow requires patience and persistence. It is kind of like running a slow hurdle race, you figure out what hurdle you have to get over and once your over, there is another right in front of you.
The first step to keeping it together for the long haul is to find ways to celebrate the smaller wins along the way. Celebrate the progress you make and it will help revitalize energy and provide stamina for your next steps.
For over nine years, Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation fought for ground water through the Circuit Court, the Court of Appeals and the Michigan Supreme Court. Raising over $1 million to fund the effort, the 2000 members of Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation have accomplished much to protect ground water. It didn’t happen over night and there is more work to be done, but their persistence and tenacity paid off.