This past summer, we got a nice note from freshly-retired Executive Director Barry Rosenberg mentioning that among other things, he was struggling mightily with a brand new retirement present from his son. Barry, our rugged and iconoclastic leader for about 8 years, had returned to live on his beautiful “off the grid” homestead nestled in the forest between Priest River and Priest Lake. His son gave him a solar powered refrigerator. Barry, used to regularly hauling ice to the house, explained that he was uncertain about the whole thing, and was wondering what he would do with such a device.
And so it is here at the office. We’ve begun to modernize our communications efforts – so as to preach more and to preach beyond the usual smallish choir. First it was a new email system. Then, Facebook. Recently, Twitter. And now, this blog. We’ve tried it out quietly with a few posts and we’re now going to be rolling it out to the more general public.
We hope to post here regularly, maybe a few times a week, about things of importance to our constituency of folks in the region interested in our mission – to conserve, protect, and restore the environment in North Idaho and particularly the Coeur d’Alene basin. We hope this is a useful tool in this new electronic age, and that we can maybe reach more people and do more good. But we’ll see. It all seems kind of like Barry’s refrigerator.