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Letter | Letterboxing encourages kids to enjoy nature
I have just read about “letterboxing” in the Mercer Island Reporter. What an exciting adventure awaits all who participate! I love the values imbedded in this project — it is an Island activity; no need to go off Island. It is done in our very own natural wildlife area of Pioneer Park, a great way to learn about the cracks and crevices of the park. It builds connections through the boxes’ log book; an opportunity for friendship. Rules of “do not disturb” animals and nature — instilling careful and scientific observation of nature.
I celebrate with a grateful heart the ones who have sponsored this activity. It is consistent with the Mercer Island Transition Initiative vision of growing community in fun and sustainable ways.
Susan Morrisson, Kim Kendall, Cecilia Finnigan, Elizabeth Hardisty, Karen Heff and Marcia Mellinger