Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Making A Difference

I have been heartened by the kind words of Trust Members and supporters who see the rejection of the Petition as another example of poor local representation. 1250 genuine caring people have been snubbed by the powers that be, even though they were all elected on less votes themselves.The Trust will continue to watch out for the river wildlife and take action when needed.We will not be deterred by the ambitions of a few with their own agendas. I have always been impressed by individuals who have made a global difference to humanity whether it be Gandhi or Attenborough, or thousands of others in their own way. Each of us has the ability to make our own mark. Chief Seattle was one American Indian, who also realised what humans were capable of when it came to damage to the environment. Some of his words are so profound and prophetic and are as relevant today as they were in the 1800s. "Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realise that we cannot eat money."

"If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man. All things are connected. Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth."

Then there was Gandhi,  “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
My belief that the small area of the River Nairn from the A96 road bridge to the Bailey bridge, is an area where the wildlife above and below the water should have priority - still stands.
I cannot understand why other river users can't agree to give this tiny part of the river over to the wildlife. It is pretty well unusable for anything else anyway.
What would people rather see, river wildlife or people pursuing frivolous activities ?

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