Restoration and preservation — these words get batted around a lot these days, and they usually require significant effort from those who want to save threatened buildings or landscapes from destruction.
Keep in mind that it’s not only the bricks and mortar or trees and trails that are being preserved. It’s the story we share, the history that happened there, the intangible as well as the tangible that represents who we are and where we came from, what we cared about, our hopes and dreams for the future. Restored and preserved places represent the people who came forward and said “this is worth the effort”. -Mary Jane Bradbury