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.
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.)