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New Smyrna Beach Residents, 2019

NEWS ALERT

Turnbull Creek Bond

City Commission Special Workshop, Tuesday, January 15, 4-7 pm,
Brannon Center

Get Involved!

Commissioner Kolody has proposed a citizen committee to be formed as part of the implementation of the Turnbull Creek Bond. The details of this committee are yet to be determined; it has the full endorsement of the Commission.

There is growing concern that there will be pressure from the County and the City to fast track the sales tax proposal without allowing all to be educated on the consequences and implications of approving the tax.

What you can do:
– Educate yourself
– Come to meetings
– Speak up
– Ask Questions
– Write and contact your Commissioner (see contact information)

 

Don’t be shy, feel free to ask questions in the meetings and committees and of the NSBCSG Management Team. Let’s tackle short and long term goals by being part of the solution in 2019.

Next opportunity for citizens input/involvement: City Commission Special Workshop, Tuesday, January 15, 4-7pm, Brannon Center

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Nature & Art, Healing Our Connection to Self

Nature & Art, Healing Our Connection to Self

painting by Lois Reed, feather from a baby Great Horned Owl

Nature is Life. We are Nature. We are One.

Our connection to nature is related to our connection to Self.

To Learn From Animal Being

Nearer to the earth’s heart,
Deeper within its silence:
Animals know this world
In a way we never will.

We who are ever
Distanced and distracted
By the parade of bright
Windows thought opens:
Their seamless presence
Is not fractured thus.

Stranded between time
Gone and time emerging,
We manage seldom
To be where we are:
Whereas they are always
Looking out from
The here and now.

May we learn to return
And rest in the beauty
Of animal being,
Learn to lean low,
Leave our locked minds,
And with freed senses
Feel the earth
Breathing with us.

May we enter
Into lightness of spirit,
And slip frequently into
The feel of the wild.

Let the clear silence
Of our animal being
Cleanse our hearts
Of corrosive words.

May we learn to walk
Upon the earth
With all their confidence
And clear-eyed stillness
So that our minds
Might be baptized
In the name of the wind
And light and the rain.

― John O’Donohue
From To Bless the Space Between Us:
A Book of Blessings

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New website build, MDC

The Marine Discovery Center, Discover Amazing!

I have spent many hours giving eco-tours and volunteering for MDC. As a result, building this website was a labor of the heart.

With an emphasis on conservation, eco-tours and camps I coined the line Exploration | Conservation | Education to drive the UI (User Interface) of the website. This helped to highlight the key mission of MDC, as well as assisting the visitor in navigating to the sections they are interested in.

The images are a combination of photography taken by the MDC staff and stock photography, giving the website a personal touch & showcasing our local beauty.

Please take the time to read through the pages and learn about all of the incredible work MDC is doing for the environment!