Not only did the weather clear allowing Spring to truely arrive, the recent Scallops Summit lifted the clouds that enshrouded our organization and put some bounce in our steps. Due largely to excellent preparations by the planning group and skillful handling of the facilitators responsibilities, progress was acheived. Volunteers came forward to work on mission statements, values statements, federal tax-exempt status, and perhaps most importantly connections were made between individuals representing their "little scallops". Five of us attended from Sustainable NE Seattle, and although there were other groups equally well represented, it wasn't about "states rights", as everyone was entirely committed to creating a well functioning umbrella under which we can all grow. Hopefully we'll be able to post more news soon about the further adventures in sustainability with Scallops and the Little Mussels.