When the River Corridor Foundation of St. Charles began, the work ahead was both vital and daunting. With a long and difficult path before us, we knew that both persistence and endurance would be needed. The turtle immediately came to mind.
While the turtle is a frequently seen inhabitant in the Fox River corridor, it also is associated with many aspects of the Foundation’s work. Many cultures around the world use the turtle to symbolize soil or water and some, like many Native Americans, associate the turtle with the Earth itself. This symbolism is easy to understand as the turtle is one of the oldest living animals with fossils dating to over 200 million years old. The turtle’s association to water and earth, protection, endurance, determination, and persistence make it a fitting symbol of the foundation.
Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success – Napoleon Hill