First, I want to apologize to the Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt for not adequately explaining a change in policies. As background, they're fighting against a proposed high power transmission cable through the heart of the Long Pond Greenbelt.
The cable crisis was just unfolding and I anticipated time spent would be more than I could offer. The Board suggested to at least ask for a Professional Membership. The request only muddied the waters.
Instead, we'll use our knowledge base to send letters requesting a response or clarification of the park/park resource issue. We'll then wait and follow up with a press release. Conservation related consultation services will be offered for greater needs. Contact Mindy directly for more information.
Recently, our Board recommended that I not pursue efforts to declare tick bites a health emergency, as there's already too many ongoing emergencies. Instead, we'll continue to focus on personal protection at the markets, and flag those park resources active in tick bite prevention with additional content.