Set anger aside, support nature center
I am writing as a 30-plus year friend of Maggie Jones, a former president of the board and as a long-term supporter of the Denson Pequotsepos Nature Center (DPNC). After seeing the announcement that Maggie would be replaced as executive director of the DPNC, I understood that this was the decision of the trustees and that they must have the best interests of the DPNC in mind and that Maggie would maintain a role doing the things she loves.
Although Maggie did not agree with this decision, the last thing she wants is her supporters to abandon their support for the DPNC. I am deeply troubled by letters to the editor suggesting that Maggie’s supporters should abandon their support for the DPNC as a protest. Also bad-mouthing Maggie, or the board, or the new DPNC leadership is not a good thing for our community. Although everyone has the right to self-expression there is no point in being destructive.
So let’s not abandon the DPNC and everything that Maggie has built. Let’s continue to support this wonderful institution that has given our community so much and instilled a love of the natural world into the lives of generations of children. This is what Maggie would want.
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