"Only within the moment of time represented by the present century has one species--man--acquired significant power to alter the nature of the world. "
-Rachel Carson, Silent Spring
To kickoff the month of March, some of our nation's trees have already begun blooming. Our canopy may be confused by the wanton weather or the gaze of a groundhog. As
we quickly approach a change in season and accompanying warmer temperatures, we are
prompted with volunteer opportunities to enhance our contiguous environments. Local forests can be sustained by urban communities dedicated to creating safe and sustainable neighborhood green-spaces. We hope the City of Brookhaven, Georgia's recent acceptance of the
Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan
inspires other regions to follow in their conservation footsteps.
In honor of the 55th anniversary of a book that
inspired an environmental revolution, emphasizing the dynamic relationships of environment and health, we dedicate this newsletter to Rachel Carson's Silent Spring. Carson's zealous research and commitment to the environmental movement prompts reflection and
action on every page. She interprets abiding sustainability as the interdependence of earth's systems and human populations. Read more about Carson
American Grove encourages members to
inspiring quotes, relevant articles, and opportunities for fellow arborists who want to contribute to flourishing community forests.
Don't let this spring be silent!