Saturday, February 7, 2015
NOAA's New Facility - Daniel Inouyne Regional Center
Aloha Good People!
Today I had the good fortune to visit and get a tour of this amazing facility. Thank you to everyone who showed up and participated. The Monk Seal Foundation invited their volunteers to a pot luck and get a tour of this place.... we were so lucky to have many of the folks from NOAA attending and showing us around.
I was overwhelmed with emotions of joy and pride today..... I was so happy to see many familiar faces that I don't get to see as often anymore..... I was thrilled to see a huge turnout of so many newer volunteers. This is in itself would have made for a great day (not to mention all the delicious food).... But above all else touring this AMAZING place genuinely made me happy for all the folks at NOAA/NMFS .... they finally have the tools, and resources needed to get their work done efficiently... it's been a long time coming..... NOW I don't want to give the impression they are not in need of more funding.... I just think they are finally able to get the work done in a state of the art facility without scrambling to find the resources, locations and hauling equipment from one place to another...... now they need the rest of the funds to continue the work....
THANK YOU to all the volunteers..... thank you to the NOAA team.....
and to my old buddies .... it was soooooo wonderful to see all of you today!
with love and respect to you all..... da blog lady!