We all have impossibly many things to do today but I thought Worth A Dam would take a moment to say what we’re thankful for this year, the ninth in which the most famous beaver family in the world has, against all odds, lived to celebrate it’s 20th birth. Since we’ll do a countdown at new years of significant events, I thought today would be limited to JUST things I’m grateful for, that I didn’t expect, and never made happen. If you think of some I forgotten send them email me and I’ll add to the list.
- Tom Russert recommending us to Loren Cole of ISI and our new fiscal sponsor.
- Robert Rust’s tail-slapping beaver at the festival.
- Deidre independently organizing the train trip from Oakland to the festival and Chris Richards doing the lecture for free.
- New Beaver friends from Napa helping with the festival, including helping Jon lift the heavy stage.
- Inheriting the stage after NPS retired it.
- The Environmental Scientist from Phillips 66 contacting me regarding a flow device and staying on the case until it was installed to protect Rodeo’s beavers.
- Hank and Paula donating a case of wine for the silent auction.
- The generosity of Etsy craftsmen and women from all over the world donating to the silent auction.
- Pam from ISI working at the festival in membership and auction.
- Robin indepently getting a PRA records request on every depredation permit issued in California, and grimly helping me log them into a massive spread sheet. Three times.
- My friend Michelle from grad school getting her stats friend to analyze the data for us because he loves beavers!
- Beavers coming back to 4 Seasons and advocates at the ready protecting them.
- The Kit coming home to live with both parents again!
- Beaver benefits in the New York Times at last!
Have a great day with loved ones, and thanks for making miracles happen from all of us at Worth A Dam. Save room for dessert.