By Beth Sullivan
As we celebrate the Independence of our Country, we need to acknowledge America the Beautiful.
We must think of the work that land conservation organizations accomplish, to protect and preserve our natural resources for all the future generations.
Whether it is great and wild as the Nature Conservancy lands, more suburban and urban space protected by Trust for Public Land, or habitats in our own back yard as protected by Avalonia Land Conservancy, the lands protected now are forever. Green space land is being lost and developed at a tremendous pace; there will be no more when it is gone.
It is inherent in our history that we may forever enjoy the rights of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness. Where better to enjoy life, be free to wander and pursue happiness, than in natural open space.
|And the pursuit of Happiness. Photograph by H. Milardo.|
We can do our part to recognize America the beautiful in our corner of Connecticut by supporting the efforts of our land trusts and by getting out onto the preserves and giving thanks for the open space that will remain beautiful and open for future generations of people and wildlife too.
Happy 4th of July.
Celebrate the RED, WHITE and BLUE!
|Watch for the Red,|
|And Blue at an Avalonia preserve.|
Photographs by Beth Sullivan, unless otherwise indicated.