I’m guessing many of us will be happy to see 2020 come to an end. It has been an interesting year. Our office, like many of you, found ourselves working in a very unusual environment and had to make changes very quickly. As difficult as it was at times, we strived to operate in a manner that would serve the residents of Northumberland County in the best way we could.
The Scottish poet, Robert Burns once said, “the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” When our Board of Directors met in January of this year to approve our annual work plan, none of us could have anticipated what was in store for 2020.
I think it would only be appropriate to address the current situation considering this new normal we are currently experiencing due to the health crisis and COVID-19.
Read the newsletter to learn about a special event! A new decade… As 2019 came to a close, I heard many comments on how fast the year went. Then I heard someone comment it was the end of a decade! I could not believe it. Much has changed in the past 10 years. Staff in our office and in cooperating agencies’ offices were almost completely different. It does not seem that long ago.
Fall is Here… I had the opportunity to travel across the state this past month, and I never tire of the beauty we experience in Pennsylvania during the fall season. We are truly fortunate to be able to experience the beautiful canvas on full display every year. Currently, we are wrapping up what was another busy year. Within the next month, we will start the process of planning projects and goals for 2020. There is never a shortage of work to be done. If anything, there is only a shortage of time available to get work completed. (I am sure you, dear reader, can relate!) As we start to look towards 2020, I anticipate another exciting year of conservation work in Northumberland County.
This newsletter is more of a late summer newsletter, but I hope it finds you enjoying the warmer months as they start to wind down.
Summers are fairly busy in our office. Our staff have multiple projects to tend to, and our mosquito staff try to keep the pesky insects to a minimum. We are also preparing for the fall months when things start to quiet down a little, and planning for next year starts all over again.
As time continues to fly by, I hope you have the opportunity to enjoy the rest of your summer days. The days are already getting shorter, and fall is just around the corner.