No, I had never heard of him. I don't watch TV that much. I did a search and it seems appropriate. I have always been more concerned that the Facelift is successful and runs smoothly than getting media attention. The ABC coverage was purely accidental. They found out about it by checking out National Public Lands Day events.
From what little experience I have in encouraging communities to pull together, progress is generally measured on the ground. If somehow one manages to avoid a serious mistake then maybe people will keep coming out full of good will and a determination to have things get better. But people, across all the usual internal group divisions, have to come out.
Facelift has grown as it has, I believe, because Ken is pretty much a genius at this.
That is correct Anders. Put it on your calendars. Sorry, I was taking a short break(not really) before putting together the opening of the Denny exhibit and the Ansel Adams art auction, both slated for November 9th. Also trying to finish the plumbing in my addition so that we have a bathroom again.
Jstan, thanks for the compliment. I doubt I am a genius, just committed or some might think I should be.
For sure Ken gets the Gold Star. I was just putting it out there for him to think about. I would hope that this type of voluntary stewardship would be as infectious as a herpes outbreak at a Rainbow Gathering, and with more coverage it may spread outside of Yosemite.
Just my $.02
PS No offence to the Rainbow Group, it was just the funniest thing I could think of.... It's Monday and I'm a little tired.