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Re: suggestions/intelligence/marketing natives
well said, Dwight.
Michael, perhaps if you offer your services for free, as well, and note
that stocking Gambs is going to cost them, it may help things along.
Offer to help keep the pond up and from becoming, as Dwight said, a
cesspool. (Ok, I misspelled it, but... :)
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On Tue, 8 Sep 1998, Dwight Moody wrote:
> Michael: I recognize your frustration (and your followup post on
> intelligence - or lack thereof) but these people need something concrete
> to change their minds. While a concrete block dropped on their heads
> may work to get their attention, I would like to suggest an alternative.
> Robert Rice's article "The Resurrection of Fox Den Lake" is a perfect
> example of how gambusia stocking doesn't work but stocking with natives
> does. As the developer obviously wants repeat business, this article
> demonstrates the different results that can be had in a language that
> any developer can understand: MONEY. The question for a developer is
> this: Would you like your customers to remember your firm as the folks
> who constructed a stinking, algae infested cesspool of a pond or the
> folks who created a vibrant, attractive ecosystem that improves property
> values and enhances the reputation of the construction firm? Which one
> is more likely to attract repeat business and free word-of-mouth
> 'Nuff said.
> The article can be downloaded from the Articles section of the NFC
> website, located at http://nativefish.interspeed.net/.
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> >It looks like I may not get to stock the pond after all. I called the
> >and they said they would as "standard practice" stock the ponds with
> >in the near future, I tried to give helpful advice and they said they
> >take my views into consideration. Oh well, back to the drawing board.
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