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.
Fall Into Autumn…
“Autumn… the year’s last, loveliest smile.” –William Cullen Bryant
I’ve lived in Pennsylvania for 28 years, yet I never tire of the blazing fall colors. We are truly fortunate to witness our nearby landscapes put on such an amazing display.
I realize as I am putting this newsletter together that summer is almost over, which means only one thing: I’m late with this newsletter!
Our summer has been extremely busy. We’ve had a number of streambank restoration projects completed throughout the county. A series of very heavy rain events have also kept “the crew” busy between runoff issues and mosquito complaints.