Meet our newest team members! Our Forest Restoration Program is steadily expanding, and to support our growth we’ve brought on two interns. You can meet Heather and Kyle at any of our Tuesday work parties during their three-month term.

Taken with Lumia SelfieHeather has been volunteering with Nature Consortium since the beginning of 2015 and has now joined us as an intern. She is “really excited to be a part of such a great organization,” to have the opportunity to give back to our community’s green spaces, and make them a healthier place. Heather was inspired to help restore our forest because of her own experiences within the city’s green spaces and from growing up in the Deschutes National Forest. She loves to walk, run and hike, and the green spaces are a great separation from the urban noise and pollution of daily city life. Through Heather’s time in nature, she discovered that she truly wants to help make a difference in our community. “My hope is that my help and services will inspire others, and that they too will benefit from the green spaces as much as I have. Nature, arts and culture are what make our city unique and I want to help nurture these areas for future generations.” In addition to enjoying the outdoors, Heather loves reading, cooking, baking and spending time in her garden.

Kyle is originally from Boston, Massachusetts but has been thrilled to call the Pacific Northwest home for the last five years. He is a senior at the University of Washington-Bothell studying Conservation Science and Restoration Ecology. With a passion for natural history and environmental education, Kyle thinks the key to solving environmental problems lies in empowering individuals to connect with the natural world surrounding their communities through exploration and public service. Kyle lives in the Skykomish Valley and enjoys photography, bird watching, and exploring his new home in the Pacific Northwest. After college, Kyle hopes to continue working to restore public lands to ensure future generations can continue to access, enjoy, and be inspired by public lands.

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