Voices of the Brook

How has Doan Brook and its parklands influenced you? View the stories, poems, photos, artwork, video and other things contributed from our community. To add your own voice to our online brook, see the "Join Our Efforts" section.

The Power of One

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Imagine: Deliberate, not so random-acts-of kindness…….for earth

One plastic bottle picked up from a roadside during a leisurely walk, and recycled


One set of plastic utensils brought into and out of a restaurant, and reused again, another time

One lawn cared for without toxins

One rainbarrel, capturing rain, to be released to plants and soil, not sewage drains

One invasive species removed from a yard, preventing its spread to parks, neighbors, and preserves

One native species introduced to a yard, providing valuable food and shelter for insects and birds

Imagine: The power of One, multiplied

—Kathy Smachlo