Hello From San Diego Coastkeeper's New Executive Director

Written by  Gale Filter
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It is truly a privilege and honor to join San Diego Coastkeeper. It is where I want to be, and I can't wait to meet you.

As I see it, Coastkeeper represents a movement led by dedicated and talented people, their desire to protect our waters and the need for change. We have many challenges ahead of us.

I recently read an article by Al Gore in which he said, “(We) are in a struggle for the soul of America . . . (There is a need) of perceiving important and complex realities clearly enough to promote and protect the sustainable well-being of the many. What hangs in the balance is the future of civilization as we know it.”

Needless to say, business as usual is not an option.

San Diego Coastkeeper has and will continue to be an agent of change. No doubt we will have those Avatar moments when it seems like we are "going up against gunships with bows and arrows." However, our power to make change comes from you, the people that are Coastkeeper. With you, San Diego Coastkeeper has accomplished great things through the years. Powered by the fuel of innovation, creativity and collaboration, we will continue to push the envelope.

Now is the time to charge ahead on our path as environmental leaders. Please volunteer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , change a habit, contact your representatives or donate now.

Our work is rewarding, meaningful and yes, fun! We can and will make great things happen.

I look forward to meeting all of you--let's charge on!

Gale Filter, your new executive director (read more about my background.)


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  • Comment Link gale Wednesday, 22 February 2012 10:20 posted by gale


    Please send what you have and I will look at it. Send it to gale(at)sdcoastkeeper(dot)org.


  • Comment Link Darryl Smith Wednesday, 22 February 2012 00:49 posted by Darryl Smith

    Hi Gale,
    I am a father of a nine year old who attends Kumeyaay elementary in Tierrasanta.
    I know Robina through letters I sent to San Diego Unified about their use of pesticides at my daughter's school. Previously they sprayed cyfluthrin in the lunch areas and this year the announced that they would apply the rodenticide Diphacinone. to get rid of ground squirrels.

    Robina said that you were a good person to know in my quest for allies.

    I am offended by the attitude of the district in applying these chemicals around children.

    Cyfruthrin has been removed from their list, but they are unrepentant and insist that they are going to be applied when the children are not around.

    I can E-Mail correspondance if you wish.
    Thank You,
    Darryl Smith

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