It has been a big year of changes and successes for EALT, as our staff team has grown and we celebrate our 10th Anniversary of conserving local natural areas.
This month, we welcome back Stephanie Weizenbach, EALT’s Outreach Coordinator, from a year off on maternity leave.
“I missed working with EALT dearly, but enjoyed the time watching my baby develop into a little person. I spent the year teaching my growing son, Ben, all about nature and the great outdoors. We started going on short snowshoe treks when he was 6 weeks old and worked our way up to a big mountain hike in the summer. He loved every minute of it! I am happy to be back working with such a great team of staff and volunteers to further the region’s nature conservation and expand our networks.” - Steph Weizenbach
Steph will be focusing on developing more partnerships with local businesses and groups, and furthering our outreach in the community. And of course, she will also be assisting with conservation activities, where needed.
We are also saying a heartfelt farewell to Kory deGroot who did an exceptional job of maintaining our social media platforms, assisting with conservation activities, and developing important partnerships, in Steph’s absence.
“I am very grateful for my time with the Edmonton and Area Land Trust. I got a behind the scenes look at how much work goes into nature conservation and was very impressed by what EALT has accomplished in 10 years. I have a new appreciation for the natural areas we get to enjoy and a new love for plant identification! I also realized how amazing EALT's volunteers are and am excited to have moved from an employee to volunteer for EALT!” - Kory deGroot
We wish Kory all the best in his new position with the City of Edmonton, as a Waste Reduction Program Specialist. He's helping with public engagement with the future of waste changes. Click here to fill out the survey to help shape the upcoming changes!