One icy morning last week I was at Hildacy Farm, our headquarters, around 7:30 am. I had a short task to do before a project at another preserve later that day. I’m not sure I’ve ever been to the main office that early, since it is also more than an hour’s drive away.
Despite the early hour, there was a meeting already underway. It was the Finance Committee of our board. These folks had traveled to the office to volunteer their time to provide Natural Lands Trust with financial guidance, budget oversight, and to approve expenditures for land acquisition. The reason for the early hour? So that these volunteers could then go on to their day jobs.
Natural Lands Trust is blessed with contributions from all kinds of volunteers, from trail maintenance to tree plantings, bluebird box monitoring to invasive plant management. Some of it is difficult, some of it is also fun. Most of it is probably more fun than a Finance Committee meeting at sunup.
We are grateful to all of our volunteers. I especially want to acknowledge here those who share their business expertise, perhaps at an early hour and for which they may receive little recognition. Many thanks to all the committees of the Board and of the President’s Council for their service. We couldn’t do it without you.
Posted by Daniel Barringer on December 20, 2013.