Mid-April is International Volunteers Week!
SEE OUR VOLUNTEER POSTS HERE:
DAY 1: Karen Yearsley: Conservation From My Head To-My-Toes. - presented by Ronna Woudstra, Outreach and Communication Coordinator
DAY 2: Joanna Preston: Western Screech Owl Champion. - presented by Paige Erickson-McGee, Stewardship Coordinator
DAY 3: Restoration Stewardship Groups: The Matson Mattcoks and the Friends of Havenwood Park. - presented by Wendy Tyrell, Habitat Management Coordinator
DAY 4: Alf Birch: Covenant Monitoring, Fire Management Strategy, and More! - presented by Barb von Sacken, Land Protection Coordinator
DAY 5: Liz Belcher: Restoration Volunteer and Board Member- presented by Katie Blake, Executive Director
From Sunday 18 April to Saturday 24 April, organizations like HAT will recognize the efforts of those volunteers who work so hard, in so many roles, to help us continue to be as effective as we are! HAT is taking this chance to thank all of our many, many volunteers, all of whom help us deliver our programs, keep conservation areas as invasive-species free as humanly possible, take phone messages, plan events, and enter data into various databases. HAT not only relies on volunteers, we benefit so enormously from our strong, huge community that really HAT wouldn't be as effective as we are, and as known throughout the community as we are, without our many volunteers.
Every day from Monday (19 April) to Friday (23 April) we'll be posting a new Volunteer Spotlight to the HAT blog, each one celebrating a HAT volunteer or volunteer group who have had a significant impact on members of our staff. These volunteers have worked closely with HAT (in some cases for years), and this is one small chance for the HAT staff to thank each of you, and to celebrate you publicly.
To everyone who has ever volunteered with HAT: Thank you all so very much for making HAT a member of your conservation community! Thank you each for doing what you can, when you can, to make this world a little better to live in. You are the absolute best!