Charles K. Johnson

I find that I have to pinch myself attending these increasingly massive annual gatherings of OLCV, our organization has come so far in the last 30 plus years. 

I think back to the days of my first OLCV board meeting and the tiny group of state environmental leaders suspiciously eying one another - deciding whether or not to risk sharing lists to get this joint effort off the the ground.  We DID take that risk, and then built the organization in the initial years through door-to-door paid canvassers. 

In the last couple of decades, our successors have taken OLCV to levels we only dreamt of in the early days.  Kudos to you, and to all of those who contribute to making OLCV the strong voice for environmental conservation that it is today!

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