Thank You for a Great Year, Volunteers!


Volunteers are essential to the success of every service project, event, and paddling trip provided by the Wolf River Conservancy.  From 2015 to 2019, volunteers have contributed about 21,000 hours - about 5,200 hours in 2019 alone - leading paddle trips, planting trees, collecting trash, clearing invasive plants, staffing events, building bat houses, and more.  We wish to say THANK YOU to every person who has given of their time to help the Conservancy deliver on its mission to protect and enhance the Wolf River watershed as a sustainable natural resource.  You make our community and our world a better place.


We must extend very special thanks to our wonderful Volunteer River Guides, though thanks are not enough for everything they do to introduce the Wolf River and the joy of paddling to so many people in our community.  They take this responsibility very seriously, keeping everyone safe while on the water. But they know how to have fun, too!  THANK YOU to Chris Austin, Paul Beebe, Kandy Bernskoetter, Charlie Bright, Fred Bromm, Mike Dawkins, John Dawkins, Richard Day, Paul Deaton, Ande Demetriou, Kyle and Lori Dixon, Caitlyn Duffy, Matt Dyer, Peggy Emeis, Mary Finley, Lee and Betty Gallagher, Chris and Brenda Gallagher, Jim Gallagher, Sean Haynes, Delilah Heatherly, Mark Johnson, Keith Kirkland, Cynthia Lambert-Mayo, Karen and Len Latham, Leanne Logan, AJ Johnson, Charles McClain, Ross Mead, Amy Ogden, Ryan Post, Tom and Lee Anne Roehm, Dale Sanders, Marc Sherman, Grant Simpson, Jeff and Eileen Sojourner, Richard Sojourner, Sandy Stacks, Chuck Turner, Igor Veksler, David Vitek.  We also want to recognize WRC River Guide Susan Moffat, whom we sadly lost this year.  She will be much missed.

THANK YOU also to the 7 hard-working volunteers who joined us for our most recent Saturday Service Project on Dec.14th, hauling a large pile of trash and tires out of the Hill Preserve in Nutbush.  We collected 22 tires and 30 bags of trash...A few people can accomplish a lot in a short time!  


We look forward to working with volunteers both old and new in 2020!  Thanks and Happy Holidays!




Posted by Cathy Justis at 7:31 PM