Tag: Grand Canyon Trust

It Makes a Difference

“It makes a difference to this one,” said the young man as he returned a beached starfish to the sea.  We of Solutions made a small difference as well after spending 5 days in the La Sal Mountains working with the Grand Canyon Trust to preserve wilderness environments.  A wetland fouled by free range cattle, an old growth Aspen stand compromised by grazing and man’s lack of understanding, both in need of our help.  If recovery is about returning to our true nature, than the path we and the planet on which we walk have common ground. What better way to experience it than to immerse oneself in the common quest of healing? Our efforts in the grand scheme may appear miniscule, but when we make a difference to just one, we claim our place on this planet.    Peace! For more pictures of the trip please click on the picture…

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Losing yourself in the service to others

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service to others” – Gandhi I got to experience this first hand this past week as I traveled with Jaywalker Solutions to Boulder, Utah for a week of service work.  Solutions has been working with “The Grand Canyon Trust” for the past 3 years.  The Grand Canyon Trust is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and restoring the Colorado Plateau.  Our specific group project on this trip was to build fences for private land owners around their property in order to fence out cattle that are grazed on the public lands surrounding their property.  This seems like a medial task, but hauling 150 lb. aspen tree trunks at 9,500 feet of elevation is no walk in the park.  The first fence we worked on was a log fence, so it required a great deal of communication and team…

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