NANFA-- What one member can do

Bob Bock (
Mon, 27 Aug 2001 19:50:17 -0400

If anyone thinks one member can't make a difference, all they need to do is
take a look at Rob Carillio's stellar example. Unless you've been busy
tending to your mushroom farm, you know that Carillio organized another
spectacular NANFA meeting. For a setting, he picked the spectacular rolling
countryside and sandstone cliffs of the Hocking Hills region. For the
meeting itself, he picked a complementary array of experts and enthusiasts
who covered the gamut of home fish keeping, aquarium setup and design, and
the environmental catastophes , besetting American fish, stream restoration.
After the meeting, I felt sadness that much had been lost, hope over what
has been restored and a renewed appreciation not only for Ohio's
ichthyofauna, but also for the species in my own area.

Thank you, Rob, for a job well done, and for an inspiring mix of talks that
left me fearful of the ecological catasprophes besetting Lake Eerie, hopeful
about the recent stream restoration efforts in Ohio, and appreciative of the
many beautiful and interesting species native to this continent.

And for that keg of local beer you brought by.

Keep up the good work.

Your friend and fellow board member,

Bob Bock

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