Fall newsletter released, and FMR asks for support
By: Corrie (friendv3) 2014.12.02
At this time of year we look back and take stock. 2014 has been an exciting year for Friends of the Mad River as we worked to conserve the valued resources of the Mad River watershed. If you're not on our mailing list (and didn't receive the newsletter two weeks ago), I invite you to read more about our work in the most recent Mad River Matters (or send your mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll mail you a copy). In 2014, with help from partners and volunteers and support from donors like you, FMR:
- collected 432 water samples from 36 sites across the watershed, analyzing half for E. coli presence and the other half for phosphorus and turbidity;
- published the State of the Watershed Report that serves as a “checkup” for the watershed, recording its vitals and celebrating the steps we’ve taken together towards its good health;
- provided technical assistance to Valley selectboards, conservation commissions, planning commissions, road crews and individual landowners as they steward watershed resources;
- and continued work on our Watershed Resilience effort, begun in 2012, to build our community and ecological vitality and reduce our vulnerability to impacts of climate change.
As you celebrate the season with your family and friends, please remember the work Friends does to protect and enhance the natural character that makes the Mad River Valley special to us all. Please consider renewing your FMR membership or deepening your support. Help us look forward to a great, productive 2015!
Thank you for your generosity and commitment to the future of this valued place.
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