Continuing our series on the people that make the Preserve such a special place, today we’ll be meeting the ever-adventurous Jeannan Foster. Like so many of the people involved with this evolving project, it is hard to characterize her role in just one way. Over her 6+ years of service, she has been a trail-maintainer, a surveyor, a guide to new discoveries, and a true champion of the Preserve’s value to the community.
She first began volunteering with us during Second Saturday cleanups hosted by local naturalist Janis Stone. Since then, she has helped cut in new trail, survey cemeteries, and recently guided Conservation Assistant Deneith Reif to some intriguing historical artifacts. She has a knack for plant identification as well and is a particular fan of some of the Preserve’s more lush, green settings.
For Jeanann, the Preserve is a family affair. She and her kids have been hiking this area for many years, and her husband is an intrepid member of our Stewardship Council! She is looking forward to the many improvements we have planned, including a brand new trailhead and parking area set to be built in the near future. We are looking forward to Jeanann joining us on more adventures, and could not be more grateful for all the time and dedication she and her family have shared.
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