I love this idea-- that the San Juan Islands can serve as models of positive change to the larger world. For-- in truth-- not just us, but everyone lives on an island, right? Nations and continents are all surrounded by water, and this concept extends all the way to our tiny, little blue marble of a planet floating in an immense universe-- islands we be, all. And what we learn and practice here may just someday help the world to better adapt and heal.
Thinking about the many non-profit organizations who work alongside the MRC to help our island waters and wildlife healthier and vibrant-- the Seadoc Society, Friends of the San Juans, Long Live the Kings, the San Juan Preservation Trust, and many, many others-- all staffed with hard-working, committed environmental heroes-- we can justly be proud of what we and all these dedicated citizens have accomplished, and can truly have hope for the future.