"Watchdogs of the Watersheds"

The Turtle Lady reappears, and makes an surprising announcement!

Greetings! Sorry I've been away for so long - I've got lots to tell you about what's been happening.

As some of you know, my daughter was seriously injured in a rock climbing accident this past July (actually, climbing wasn't the problem, falling was!). She's out of the back brace, and after major surgery on her crushed heel, and the installation of a small hardware store in her foot, she's finally out of the cast and able get around with a walker. She started physical therapy this week, and it looks like she'll be back on the mountains and rock walls by next summer. Don't get me wrong, I love having her home - it just adds to the general chaos in my life, and turning my office into a bedroom for her left me without a space of my own.

My big news is that after 12 years, I have resigned as president and from the board of trustees of the Pompeston Creek Watershed Association. While I support their mission statement, I felt that I needed to work towards similar goals by taking a more active approach. As I have said before, I'm a child of the 60s, and an activist to my core. I can't sit back and be part of the silent majority, and just keep my mouth shut (to the chagrin of the township committee on occasion!). I also saw a need to focus on the lower portion of the Pompeston Creek, as well as on the Pennsauken Creek and Swede's Run.

I am pleased, therefore, to announce the formation of "Watchdogs of the Watersheds". In addition to the aforementioned waterways, we will also be keeping an eye on the Delaware Riverfront - from Palmyra up to Beverly, which will give all of the student's I work with a chance to do their part to save the planet. We plan to be a more vocal group than the PCWA, and will continue to watch all aspects of life in our watersheds. Stay tuned for details on the new group, and for the rest of what's happening in and around town.

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