Encourage volunteers

Dear Editor,

When the tapestry of conservation commences to be created, whether countywide or within limited city, town or village boundaries, the make-up or the fiber being used to complete the task must include reliable volunteers.

Worthwhile conservation programs cannot achieve the status of being successful by completely depending upon almost total governmental financial support. The more self-reliant conservation advocates become in this respect the better the chances are (with still some additional funding from government sources) to secure every goal they seek.

Conservation and environmental groups that willingly work together discover the union quickly attracts the rank and file volunteers needed to create greater unified strength, enabling them to meet the existing challenges.

When there is unity and honest depiction to the needy cause that's clearly evident, the average citizens will no longer be discouraged to take up the mantel of volunteer.

Anthony Biscotti

Amsterdam