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Honoring our CNCandF volunteers and stewards

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    Volunteers who keep the Cibolo Nature Center and Farm looking its best are an invaluable resource.

AT THE TRAIL

The Cibolo Nature Center & Farm is excited to celebrate the environmental and volunteer contributions of individuals committed to conservation and service through the Cibolo Nature Center & Farm this Thursday evening.

“Volunteers are a vital part of the success of the Cibolo Nature Center & Farm. We offer many different volunteer opportunities that allow everyone to get outside and support the many ways we connect people to nature and conserve our natural resources. There is truly something for everyone, from giving homestead tours at the Herff House, conducting citizen science, hosting the visitor’s center to teaching children on field trips and through outreach through the Nature Box programs,” Ariel Cummins, volunteer and outreach coordinator with the Cibolo Nature Center & Farm, said.

To date, 1,362 individual volunteers have contributed over 6,000 hours to the Cibolo Nature Center & Farm. As a non-profit, this is vital to our mission. If we use the latest official volunteer calculator of $25.43 per hour in 2019, that means volunteers gave us the equivalent of $164,023!

At the annual Thanks for Giving celebration on Thursday night, the Cibolo Nature Center & Farm will thank volunteers and individuals who have contributed to conservation in 2019. This is a valuable attribute of our mission and works to ensure future generations have open space to explore.

“Protecting the valuable natural resources in our region takes committed stewards in many positions, organizations, businesses and institutions who believe in the importance of clean water, open spaces and connection to nature. This year’s awardees have all exemplified these attributes and we are honored to recognize these efforts. We look forward to unveiling and honoring this year’s awardees this year’s Thanks for Giving Celebration” Margaret Lamar, CNC&F’s chief strategy officer, said.

The Cibolo Nature Center & Farm was founded on volunteers and partners such as these.

If you are interested in becoming a part of this story, contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Ariel Cummins at cibolo.org to find your perfect fit.