DeVonntae Amundson, 19, an instructor at Friend of Tryon Creek’s Nature Day Camp, got a chance to stand up and speak of his great plans for the future and at the same time, thank NAYA for helping get him to where he is now.
Betty Nelson has been drawn to the world of community engagement since first volunteering at a city park. She grew up listening to stories and engaging in conversation with adults.
Marilyn Ellis stands by the front door of the Nature Center on a misty, spring morning encouraging visitors to pet the soft fur of the coyote pelt draped over her arm.
Chris Rempel, 31, has spent the past several months quietly walking the trails of Tryon Creek State Natural Area observing the plants of the understory ...
“The real outcomes are on the grander scale,” Erin says. “The ultimate good has more to do with community building and people’s relationship with nature.”