To my great shock it has been over a year since my last blog update. My return is inspired by my ongoing volunteer work with New England Give Camp – aka “How 100 Geeks Form A Perpetual Motion Machine” Six years and going strong!
This year I had the opportunity to work with The Mystic River Watershed Association! Additionally, I had the distinct privilege of serving as project manager again. I had an awesome team to work with and they deserve mucho kudos! Nothing is more rewarding than being able to contribute to the ongoing work towards recovering and preserving the Mystic River Watershed and having a dedicated, talented group to work with.
It was a wonderful weekend filled with hard work, education, and inspiration. The hard work speaks for itself. I learned a lot about our natural river watershed in the process and some of the flora and fauna. Until this weekend, I thought Alewife was the end of the line stop on the Red Line in Boston. An alewife is a fish and its common name is said to come from comparison with a corpulent female tavernkeeper (“ale-wife”). My inspiration always comes from the dedicated non-profits we work with. They devote themselves all year long to work that I’m unable to do myself. Knowing that I am able to make a difference to them and to those they benefit is reward enough for a weekend out of my life.