For several years, the Stewardship Staff of Natural Lands Trust has "retreated" to one of the preserves for a day in the fall. There are about two dozen Stewardship Staff. We are spread over a large geographical area, and we have diverse responsibilities and talents. But we share a love for working and playing outdoors. We also share a fierce pride about our work and preserves. The retreat at the end of a busy summer season is a great time for us to let off steam, and connect to each other as staff and friends. (Photo by Bob Johnson.)
This year, Mariton hosted the Retreat. Like I said, we love to play (re-create in the truest sense of the word) outdoors, so we took the kayaks on a section of the Delaware River to give the staff a front row view of Mariton. Jim Thompson and I shortened the route to give guys more time to explore and play in the boats.