As I’m getting ready to step down at the end of June, I will be reflecting on my three+ years on the Ferguson Township Board. I’ll start with accomplishments that I have spurred or been truly honored to be a part of. While I’ve initiated some of these, they all required work from the other board members, our (awesome) staff, and citizen volunteers. We have… … More Community safety, people’s rights, and climate optimism: My legacy of service in Ferguson Township
Thrilled to learn that two of my poems, “Vespers in the Barrens” and “Memorial Day in the Shale Fields” will be featured in the spring edition of the The Watershed Journal. “Vespers” reflects on the land’s and our own mortality in a place where iron was once rapacious king but now the land is a … More Pieces accepted in The Watershed Journal
Recently, Micaela Amateau Amato alleged that Ferguson Township’s supervisors appear to be indifferent to citizens’ concerns about plastic pollution and climate change. She wrongly accuses the board of failing to cooperate with our regional partners to take environmental issues seriously. I am not sure where she has gotten this idea, but I would like to … More Anyone who says the Ferguson board is indifferent to environmental issues is deluded or manufacturing disinformation.
Today, the EPA should be protecting the Clean Water Act and other water-related regulation, not giving away our waters to big polluters. As a member of the Spring Creek Watershed Commission, I am flummoxed by these proposed changes. They pave the way for fish kills and dirty drinking water. When I was six, our parents … More Stop the Dirty Water Rule