Friday, December 24, 2010

What Are We Celebrating and Why?

Pictured left to right: Scott Grote, Ranch Operations Manager; Colleen Gardner, Executive Director; Francisco Coronilla, Ranch Hand; Steven Fulton, Ranch Biologist; J. David, Founder; Lois Sturm, Adminstrative Assistant; and our dog Cory.
Photograph taken by Colleen Gardner.

I’m not talking about Christmas, but rather about this place called Selah. Fifty-five hundred acres of the Texas Hill Country reserved and preserved for Mother Nature. To me, Selah is like Walden was to Thoreau, a place to pause and reflect and to think about my stewardship of this land. I’m celebrating because this small staff works together in harmony and respect for one another and their passion is absorbed by all who come here. We’re celebrating because we’re at the end of a successful year. Even though we are very short on rainfall right now, we’re celebrating the end of the worst drought in our forty-one year history. We’re celebrating because all of us are healthy. We’re celebrating because of the enthusiasm of our many volunteers. We’re celebrating because more and more people have come to our aid in 2010. We’re optimistic about the future of Selah. Yes it’s Christmas time, we’re celebrating that too.

There are so many, many good causes that need financial help. Preserving the earth itself is important. So, if you would like to help us with a donation, we are a 501(c)(3) private operating foundation and gifts are deductible to the extent of the law. You can send your contributions to: Bamberger Ranch Preserve, 2341 Blue Ridge Drive, Johnson City, TX 78636 or donate through your computer by using PayPal.

1 comment:

Sallie said...

Hope 2011 will be a great year for Selah and you all!