Monthly Archives: August 2011

Saving Place, one essay at a time

For those of you interested in a detailed look at the concept of open place, and what factors are eroding our relationship with the land, check out an essay I published under the ‘discussion’ tab. In this piece, I focus on the multitude of perspectives that define open place in Chili, what the greatest threats are to open place, and what we must do to become better stewards of our cherished fields, farms, and forests. Don’t let these places disappear. If you are concerned, or at least interested, this article may be for you!

Just a piece of advice — print this article out to make it an easier read.

So, what does the Audubon Society do?

You know, besides watching our feathered friends all of the time. After talking to June Summers, the current president of the Genesee Valley Audubon chapter, I discovered that Audubon is an advocate for every member of our ecosystems, and they make sure that the voice of nature is heard in Albany and Washington! Learn more about June’s role in Audubon, as well as her perspective on our open places!

All the best,

 

Jon

Take a paddle with Charlie Helman!

Not too many people are familiar with the sedulous waters of the Black Creek; except Charlie. I had the opportunity to paddle with this insightful man, gleaning his perception of our local watersheds and their recreational value. I doubt anyone else knows the Black Creek as well as Charlie, which may be one reason to read this article! You can find it under the ‘wetlands’ tab.

All the best,

Jon