Winter seems to be, of late, my time of volunteering. I like to think of it as my way of “paying it forward.”
2013 began with a park volunteer position at Edisto Island in South Carolina. My free time was spent walking along the shores of the Atlantic and among live oaks cascaded with Spanish moss.
I visited with descendants of the Gullah-Geechee who still keep the elements of their African culture alive and enjoyed warm sunny days in the middle of the winter.
This year I am spending some time in the golden hills on the central coast of California. Volunteering at a local park I am once again paying it forward. In exchange I get a campsite and access once again to the richness of our land.