[CT Birds] A note of thanks
pkoker2011 at charter.net
pkoker2011 at charter.net
Tue Jun 30 13:45:28 EDT 2015
Let me echo Bruce's sentiments...nicely done.
-----------------------------------------From: "Bruce Stevenson via
To: "David F Provencher"
Sent: Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:37:09 -0400
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] A note of thanks
Well said, David. Thank you.
On Jun 30, 2015 12:52 PM, "David F Provencher (Generation - 4) via
> In the context of recent posts I should like to take a moment to
> those in the Environmental, Conservation, and Academic community in
> the work they do. These are difficult times, both economically and
> politically, in which to endeavor to protect and preserve. Those
> individuals who dedicate their lives to this struggle do so knowing
> will not become wealthy, know they will receive little glory (much
> often criticism for not succeeding in every effort), and know they
> often be forced to fight a rearguard action to slow the loss and
> degradation of our natural habitats. It is just this commitment and
> stick-to-it determination in the face of heavy opposition that sets
> quiet heroes apart from many of the rest of us. It is easy to
> discouraged and to walk away from the fight, or to criticize those
> not succeed at every turn. In military terms that would be
> "leaving the field to the enemy." Surely much has been lost of our
> beautiful and intricate planet, but how much more would have been
> without these individuals who fight against the tide every day? And
> disgust, surrender the field to the opposition simply means
> loss of everything.
> If I had my way the world would be a very different place. But I
> have my way entirely (which is likely very fortunate), and neither
> anyone else. What I can do is vote. I can write letters and emails.
> teach. I can respect other's positions while trying to sway them to
> can try to spread my respect and concern for the natural world and
> fascination of birds. I can also try and remain positive in the
> great difficulties, and not let losing some battles cause me to
> the field entirely. I can not just walk away, because the fight
> follow me wherever I try to hide.
> So thank you to those women and men who man the trenches in good
> There are many in the birding community and beyond who deeply
> you, and have your backs. Don't give up.
> Dave Provencher
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