Tell Me What ChicagoNatureNOW! Means to You
We all need inspiration, myself included.
Please help inspire me to keep inspiring you.
Lately, I’ve been doing some soul-searching because, in the three years since launching ChicagoNatureNOW!, we’ve heard very little from our 670 subscribers. Of course, this makes me wonder how many people are using this platform to visit the preserves that we scout every week for six months of the year. Now, as we embark on a new season of hard work, I need to be inspired by your story. It’s important for me to know, as I sit at the computer crafting the weekly report, that there are people relying on us to bring beauty into their lives. Please tell me and our wonderful volunteers how you’ve used this platform to enrich your life.
From the beginning, I’ve envisioned ChicagoNatureNOW! as an inspirational, educational, therapeutic, and thought-provoking resource for students and teachers, hikers and healers, explorers and thinkers, authors and artists. After learning in school about the wonders of Chicago nature, I imagine hearing children pestering their parents to take them to see and sniff the flowers. I envision peace and healing arising from therapeutic hikes under ancient oaks. I can picture a plein air painter shading the rich colors and textures of the prairie onto an increasingly kaleidoscopic canvas. And I think of a day when people discover nature’s value and come to share in its revival. These things I’ve only imagined, because so few let us know.
So, please share the value that our work brings to your life. You can tell your story in the comment section below, send me an email, or join our Friends of ChicagoNatureNOW! Facebook group to stay in touch throughout the year.
Thanks! And have a happy spring!
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