Sunday, October 12, 2008

A Good Week For the St. Johns

Hello Friend of the St. Johns

Sorry about the delay in posting. It was a very long week which ended with my testimony and cross examination. I need some time to decompress. This is hard, but we ended the week on high note.

First, let me say again how much I appreciate our attorneys, Ken Wright and Michael Howle. I cannot begin to describe how much time they are putting in on this case. They spend many late hour's preparing for the tremendous amounts of witnesses put on the stand by Seminole County and SJRWMD. They read depositions well into the early morning hours, and they are sitting in the hearing the next day @8:30 AM ready to do battle.

This hearing is one of the greatest experiences of my almost 20-year career of working for environmental organizations. It is an honor to be a small part of this historical event.

Honors are due,too, to Jacksonville's attorneys, Sean Frazier and Jason Teel, and St' Johns County's team of Patrick McCormack and Regina(forgive me Regina, I forgot your last name). Our side is really working together well, and it is great to be part of this effort.

I'll end by saying the last part of the week went extremely well for the St. Johns River. I need to go do some yard work. Stay tuned. Later today, I'll post a blow-by-blow and why I believe we have a real chance to win the case.

Thanks for your support.

For the River

Your St. Johns Riverkeeper


Robert King said...

Best of luck in the morning. This has been a long time coming.

Good Steward said...

Neil, we are so proud of you. Keep up the good work! Do not fret, "at the table of peace will be bread and justice." In the end, the River will win.

My prayers, as always, are with you and your cause.

Have a successful week!