2015 Newsletters

#34 - And now, another nail in the coffin of Bradford Pear trees.  I’d love to hear your comments on my new article, “Requiem for the Bradford Pear” in Outdoor Living Magazine and I’m sure the editors would as well...Click here to read more...January 2015

 # 35 - For those of you who have worked with me on watershed health for rivers and lakes or those of you who have had me in class, you may recall me referring to a term I first used as an Executive Director for the Cumberland River Compact while working with developers – “Continuum of Care”... Click here to read more...February 2015 

 # 36 -  couldn’t quite discern whether it was more appalled outrage or an outrageous sense of being appalled as I read a post from writer, Shankar Raman.  All I could see as I quaked for breath was a list of words being removed from a dictionary – and the word “kingfisher” was on the list.... Click here to read more... February 2015 addendum

# 38 - A word from me on the water-energy nexus and how powerful we can each be in affecting it.

A job announcement

Enjoy!   ...Click here to read more ... August 2015

# 39  -  I felt a little desperate as, just about a year ago I wrote to you of the precipitous 90% drop in the population of monarch butterflies.  I told you I refused to believe it was too late – even as my writing was shadowed by dozens of other extirpations; the well-known, like passenger pigeons who once darkened the skies of this continent and creatures little talked about like the richly-coated sea mink who once scrambled along rocky Atlantic shores.  ...Click here to read more ... September 2015

# 37 - As you know, sending political information to you – well, it just isn’t what I do. However; in this case I have to make an exception.
I worked with many of you in the Southeast on water issues over the years. As we did so, we worked with a wide array of stakeholders from urban school children to developers and builders to farmers and corporate partners. We made our livings in different ways but we all agreed clean water was paramount for healthy homes, communities and businesses. ... Click here to read more ... April 2015

# 39b - For many of you – certainly those I have taught and/or worked with in the nature field – it will go without saying that as you plant milkweed and nectar plants for monarchs and other pollinators, you MUST plant LOCAL varieties! A deep thanks to my friend and teacher Bob Pyle for pointing out my omission of this critical point. (Mea culpa!) Thank you Bob!  ....Click Here to read more... September 2015b

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# 40 - The air seemed to be sucked out of the room as I read the bios of my co-panelists. Michelle Thaller from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Terry Vogt of the Global Footprint Network, Richard Alley, Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences at Pennsylvania State University and author of Earth: The Operators’ Manual, Julie Brigham-Grette, chair of the Polar Research Board of the U.S. National Academy of Science, and Bill Rees the bio-ecologist and ecological economist who originated and co-developed the ecological footprint analysis with his student Mathis Wackernagel.   ...Click here to read more ... November 2015

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