One of the privileges of life in the Mad River Valley is the way that nature helps us answer our most difficult questions. This Fall, our long-time executive director stepped down and I was given a moment’s pause to wonder where we go from here. But as the leaves turned from green to gold across the hillsides, I was reminded that this particular change fits into a bigger story of many changes – and with them, many opportunities. With your support, we can rise to the occasion to protect healthy land, clean water, and a vibrant community for generations to come.
Over the last two years, Friends board has expanded and brought on new energy and new leadership. For the last five years, our stewardship manager Ira has been crisscrossing the Valley supporting conservation projects at all scales. Over the last decade, our partnerships within and beyond the Mad River Valley have grown and taken on new forms many times over. Just this past year, with your support, Friends of the Mad River:
All of this work was supported by just over 200 donors but we know that tackling the biggest challenges, like those posed by a changing climate and landscape, will take each of us doing our part. Change is not always easy, but it’s happening whether we step up or not. Become a Friend of the Mad River and be the catalyst for the kind of change we want to see.
With your support we can meet our goal of raising $30,000 before January 31. Please give at the most generous level you can – and invite your friends to join you.
Katie Sullivan, Friends Board Vice President
Photo Credit (from top): Annie Parson, Ira Shadis, FMR, Clark Amadon
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