If you’re over the age of 50, you are probably familiar with the term Mainspring as it relates to a watch (the old-school kind, the ones our grandfathers carried in their vest pockets). A mainspring is the principal spring that keeps a mechanism moving.
Another definition is even more relevant to our work: a mainspring is “something that plays a principal part in motivating or maintaining a movement, process, or activity,” a driving force, a prime mover, a reason, a generator, an impetus. Exactly what we are for conservation in the Southern Blue Ridge.
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