If you read my previous post about yesterday's Conservation Congress (CC) with surprise and concern, you were not alone. Many people did and I appreciate the feedback I've gotten. I went last night; I listened; I spoke up once; and I voted. And I do intend to report on my experience there, which was illuminating if not edifying. Please be patient. It will take some time for me to formulate a report that does the issues justice. I hope you'll check back for it later.
In the meantime, I've just posted the Cherokee Marsh piece below, which has been in the pipeline and which got bumped by the CC issue. I hope you enjoy it.