Spring may be progressing in east Tennessee, but we're a little
behind the times in eastern Prince Edward Island. Our weather man is
forecasting a heavy snowfall warning for tonight. Of course this time
of year the snow won't last long. Also our spring arrivals are
starting to show up. The Canada geese are back and this morning I saw
a sparrowhawk while driving to work.
I hope the farmers of east Tennessee are more aware of soil
conservation than some of our potato farmers. I pass a lot of bare
fields on the way to work and spring runoff has caused a lot of
gullying. The other day we had some very heavy rains and the creeks
and rivers running down to the ocean bled red with all the soil they
contained. A very discouraging site.
Hope your board enjoys its visit to the net and recognizes the power
of this new tool.
Don Harris, Technical Information Officer
National Research Council of Canada
550 University Avenue
University of Prince Edward Island
Charlottetown, P.E.I., Canada,
Off: 902-566-0794, Fax: 902-566-0756