To my New Hampshire watershed friends and colleagues,
As I prepare to leave New Hampshire at the end of the month and head west to Oregon, I reflect each day on the 24 years I’ve spent getting to know you, working with you, and learning so much from you. And each day I realize how fortunate I am to have had this opportunity to work with you and to know you as friends and colleagues. Whatever success I’ve had I owe to all of you and, as you probably already know, to these talented and dedicated people in the Watershed Assistance Section at DES:Steve Landry Rob Livingston Lisa Loosigian Jeff Marcoux Jillian McCarthy Barbara McMillan Sally Soule Wendy Waskin Patrick Woodbrey
Thanks are also due to Ted Diers, whose leadership of the Watershed Management Bureau creates the space, direction, and opportunity for success, but often goes unnoticed or unacknowledged.
My last day at DES is May 18. On May 26, I will start work as Partnerships Coordinator for the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board, working on river restoration to improve endangered and threatened fish habitat. Oregon is a great place to visit, so if you find yourself in the vicinity of Salem, OR, please look me up — you’ll have a place to stay and a willing hiking companion:
Until we meet again,