watersmART

It’s been a wild and wonderful couple of days on the wee homestead, and we have much goodlifery to report.

The nonprofit where I work is always looking for ways to help folks conserve water, so Friday night we sponsored an auction of some fantastically painted rain barrels. Like this one…

 And this one too…

It was a beautiful night, not just because of the uncharacteristically warm March weather, but because I was reminded of this community’s generosity, from the companies who offset our expenses, to the friends who bought barrels, to the artists who inspired us to do more.
Then on Saturday, it was away to the Georgia Adopt-A-Stream annual conference, where I heard one of my heroes, Marion Stoddart, speak. If you don’t know who she is, go here. This woman is an 84-year-old dynamo, and I want to be her when I grow up. 
Later in the day, Chattahoochee RiverWarden was honored by the Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division, and Georgia Adopt-A-Stream with an award for nonprofit watershed organization of the year. (That’s me and our executive director, Roger Martin, between Tara Muenz and Harold Harbert from the state.)
Needless to say, I was ecstatic, humbled, and encouraged to keep taking care of that fabulous river. So look out, Columbus, because this water wench is just getting started.

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