This NatureBridge annual fundraiser brought us together ... .
These two young people are this year's honorees at this year's Gala in San Francisco. They are 16 year-old Marisa, and an amazing 17 year-old Aztec/American activist, Xiuhtezcatl. These two helped to inspire the raising of $600,000 for the NatureBridge scholarship fund for this year.
The opportunity to interact with such young people, and to (perhaps) influence their activism forward is something I've come to value as a privilege beyond all expectations in these final years.
The close relationship between the National Park Service and this extraordinary service organization has added to the growing diversity present in my work and life that now extends far beyond the borders of the NPS, and into a far greater depth of involvement in those Movements that may yet save us all.
Saving Planet Earth is basic to all else.