The following note is from Becky DaSilva-Conde at Ayer Conservation in response to the sarcasm that tinged the survey I posted earlier today. I have responded personally to her comments offline and copied all members of ConsCom. While my desire is not to seek political correctness, it is not to be outrightly offensive either. I will try to do better in the future. Mea Culpa.
I truly appreciate you posting my updates on your pond newsletter/website. It certainly helps me in spreading the word to everyone as quickly as possible.
However, I must let you know that I am quite disappointed with the commentary on your recent survey. It doesn’t help when you, acting as the Flannagan Pond steward, are making such sarcastic comments about the Conservation Commission as a whole. It instigates further resentment toward ALL of us and undermines our good intentions, effort, and work. Especially when, as we’ve already discussed, the majority of the Commission members particularly those two that stood up at Town Meeting, are actually in favor of having Flannagan Pond treated and managed long-term!