Spring Thaw…Spring is always an exciting time of year. The temperatures start to warm and flowers bloom. The dreariness of winter fades and going outdoors is much more enjoyable.In this edition of our newsletter, you will find our annual report for 2018. Please take the time to review the work completed in Northumberland County during 2018. You will see it was a busy year for us!You may see our technicians out and about in the coming months as they work on field projects and start mosquito surveillance. We look forward to seeing you out and about in the warmer weather as you start your outdoor spring projects! Enjoy the warmer days.
As I write this, I realize that spring is a short 2 months away. But as much as the winter chill and shorter days can dull the mood; Christmas, New Year’s, and Valentine’s Day give plenty of reasons to celebrate during this season. Although our office is a little quieter during December, our staff quickly gets busy in January planning for a new year. There is always work to be done, and we look forward to accomplishing much in 2019 in the field of conservation.
You may notice on ongoing theme as you read some of the articles in this issue. It’s been a tough summer. The seemingly unending rainfall resulted in a lot of flooding issues throughout the county.
Summer is always a fun time of year. Vacations, warmer weather, longer days; it’s as if we spend the whole year preparing for this particular season. Don’t blink, because before you know it Fall will be here!
After what seemed like a very long winter, spring is finally here. The weather may be questionable, but soon enough we will be enjoying the festive display spring puts on every year.
Many occupations have busier times of the year than others. Spring, summer, and fall are probably our busiest seasons.
But conservation efforts should never quit. The health of our watersheds is just as important in January as it is in August. It’s important that we keep this in mind while going about our daily activities during the winter months. Simple things like cleaning up after pets or being cautious about ice mix application can make a difference.