Hey all- Warren here. We have been doing the blog for a while now and have had some great feedback! We want more!
This post is usually a personal view, not a collective TWOG view- it is a place where we can share our thoughts, hopes and ideas with the wider membership. Once in a while we will insert a shameless plug for something we think is a good idea to pass along. That's what this one is...
I went for a hike along Whatcom Creek with my wife JoAnn and dog Alice this weekend- along a stretch that was 'repaired' south of Iowa street, East of HW 5. It was great seeing what a difference it made to the wildlife along that stretch. Lots of small trees had been planted to help create a more resilient watershed. (The money for the project came from the Whatcom Creek explosion and fire settlement). The improvement was a great visual example to me of the way that TW can have a similar impact on our county, but without the need for an explosion (other than an exposion of volunteer activity).
As an example- what if we purchased living Christmas trees (instead of dead ones) and then donated them to help improve the watershed in the county. Volunteers could plant them and we (along with the birds and fish) all benefit. There are a thousand possibilites like this and the Transition movement is a great place to turn these ideas into reality. What are the other 999 ideas we should be doing? Post them on the Ning Site, get some helpers and make tham happen!