A tribute to George Sims

I am lucky enough to have several inspirational people in my life. George Sims is one of those

Award presentation, L to R: Sherry Fischer, Paul Calvert, George Sims, Daughter Susan, Mark Van Patten, and Suzy Higgens

Award presentation, L to R: Sherry Fischer, Paul Calvert, George Sims, Daughter Susan, Mark Van Patten, and Suzy Higgens

people. You all should know George from his blogs: Bugs of Booger County and The Ozarkian. I met George at a Missouri Master Naturalist convention and since that time have

George Sims: 2012 Water Conservationist of the Year

George Sims: 2012 Water Conservationist of the Year

been lucky that George has chosen to remain in contact. George Sims is an inspirational person because he has a passion for the natural (and human) world and DONATES a huge amount of his time, money, and energy towards making the world a better place. Foremost in George’s super powers is his good-natured, self-effacing, sense of humor and laissez les bon temps rouler attitude – so not only does George accomplish great things but he (and the people he does things with) has fun doing them.

If you go to Mansfield, MO, you will find the city is pretty much laid out like Bejing. The difference is that instead of murals and statues of Chairman Mao, Mansfield has murals and statues of George Sims surrounding Red Square. Outside of Mansfield George is not as well known, but this is changing. Last week George was recognized by the Conservation Federation of Missouri as the 2012 Water Conservation of the Year for his stream team and Master Naturalist efforts. George can envision the world as a better place and is willing to take action to make the changes happen. Because George is motivated by love he tends to get good results – you can learn a lot from watching George.

Below is the page that the Conservation Federation of Missouri wrote about George for you to read and enjoy. Please read it and consider doing something nice for the planet yourself.

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2 thoughts on “A tribute to George Sims

  1. George Sims

    Thanks, Ted. I am STILL at your disposal, when you need to come down to the Ozarks to go beetling. I’ll drive you around, give you room and board, and even supply the beer. Would be great to learn a little from one of the Masters before we move, especially now that Kent’s been run out of Missouri. Just let me know. ANY time.

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