.................Volunteer

 

Volunteers are welcome! You can help with specific projects or programs or if you have a particular skill that would enhance our program please contact us.

WILDERNESS WAY
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR - 2007
CULLEN GRAY

Cullen Gray, of the San Geronimo Valley, has participated in WW activities and projects throughout his primary education at Lagunitas School.  He did community service through WW in his Freshman and Sophomore years at Sir Francis Drake High School and is now participating in The Team Program, an alternative high school which emphasizes "a day a week" Community Service.  Upon his request, WW has added an intern program.  Cullen will assist WW staff in classes, projects and events. 

Cullen is a gifted acoustic guitarist.  He won Best in Show at the Marin
County Fair -- recently opened a concert for world-renowned "Acoustic Ninja" Trace Bundy -- and has a CD out which includes a composition he titled, "Wilderness Way".

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR - 2006
JULIE HERMAN

Julie Herman, of the San Geronimo Valley, helped children use native
American pump drills and play Native American games at the Marin County 4th
of July Fair. She was generous with her time in helping at the Environmental
Art Show reception and offered her expertise to help develop Wilderness
Way’s first benefit -- the Salmon Run -- scheduled for spring in Samuel P.
Taylor State Park. In addition, to the Board’s delight and surprise, she
made the connection that enabled Wilderness Way to recently receive a $5000
grant for general purposes.

Contact information:

Wilderness Way
P.O. Box 286
Lagunitas, CA 94938

Phone: 415-488-1964
Fax 415-488-9034
email
info@sgvwildernessway.org

To Be of Use

The people I love the best
jump into work head first
without dallying in the shallows
and swim off with sure strokes almost out of sight.
They seem to become natives of that element,
the black sleek heads of seals
bouncing like half-submerged balls.

I love people who harness themselves, an ox to a heavy cart,
who pull like water buffalo, with massive patience,
who strain in the mud and the muck to move things forward,
who do what has to be done, again and again.

I want to be with people who submerge
in the task, who go into the fields to harvest
and work in a row and pass the bags along,
who stand in the line and haul in their places,
who are not parlor generals and field deserters
but move in a common rhythm
when the food must come in or the fire be put out.

The work of the world is common as mud.
Botched, it smears the hands, crumbles to dust.
But the thing worth doing well done
has a shape that satisfies, clean and evident.
Greek amphoras for wine or oil,
Hopi vases that held corn, are put in museums
but you know they were made to be used.
The pitcher cries for water to carry
and a person for work that is real.

Marge Piercy

 

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