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.
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.”
"The urban forest is an important ecosystem niche. I'm helping to save the forest. I love hanging out in the woods and I always have. I don't like to hold still.”
Tryon Naturalist Notes shares stories and inspires connections in the Tryon Creek Management Unit's natural areas.