3/20/2013 Staff

Quote Corner

  • Millport Conservancy

The following are quotes from an F&M graduate and a University of Illinois researcher about what the Conservancy means to them. Students, faculty, researchers, visitors and friends are encouraged to let Millport know what this community resource means to you and how it has enriched your life experiences. Perhaps you'll see your quote in an upcoming issue of Streamlines!

"From the first time I ever visited Millport, I felt at home and at ease. The peace and beauty of the property, along with its welcoming atmosphere created by Lynn and Logan Myers, made it my go-to location to get away from campus life. While I loved volunteering at other places during my time at F&M, my volunteer work at Millport had a larger impact on me personally, as I knew that any work I did would directly impact the Chesapeake Bay watershed in addition to the Conservancy itself. I was raised to appreciate nature, and volunteering at Millport gave me the opportunity to develop other individuals' appreciation for it as well. After graduating from F&M, I continued to maintain a relationship with Millport because of the wonderful memories I created while volunteering and visiting there. … I also love returning to discuss my experiences with current F&M students and visitors to the Conservancy. I believe that my continuing relationship with Millport goes to show how much of an impact Millport has had on my life." — Kathleen Hubbert '10

"My work in monitoring wetland restoration sites took me to a variety of locations in Eastern Pennsylvania, surveying a variety of restored and natural wetland ecosystems. However, I can honestly say that working with the Millport Conservancy was one of the more rewarding experiences that I had. To observe the success of this riparian restoration gives me hope for future projects in the area, because not only has the site been an ecological success, but the research opportunities it provides to people like me are second to none. I cannot express my thanks enough to the people who keep projects like these going. Millport is truly one of those unique places that has the ability to show the community how positive environmental change can happen with dedication, motivation and wonderful volunteers who truly care about the world around them." — Jason Koval, University of Illinois researcher

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