Sledding hills, hiking trails, chickadees calling.......these are few of my favorite things....
It's hard to take a thoughtful walk in the park and not recall the many blessings we have, and I'm especially reminded of all of the wonderful people I'm lucky to know and work with through Portage Parks.
Volunteers and donors of all kinds, happy people using the parks and sharing their experiences, and a great team of partners in business, non-profits and government agencies all working together to improve the common good.
And while our staff has shrunk over the past few years, our dedicated Maintenance Coordinator Mick Owen remains, creatively and resourcefully using his lifetime of work skills with a tiny budget to keep up with 14 miles of hike and bike trails and 4 open parks (thankfully this year also aided by seasonal worker Lee Schaeffer). Mick's wife Alice contributes too, with the occasional pie or cinnamon rolls she bakes as a thank you for some of the many favors he manages to pull here and there to get the job done.
Thanks to you all, for caring about our natural heritage and helping to keep Portage Parks moving into the future. Best wishes for enjoying this beautiful season!
With great appreciation,