My Year of AmeriCorps service with Eastern Sierra Land Trust is sadly coming to a close today. I have been serving the Sierra, along with 26 other Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership (SNAP) members, since January. What a wonderful year it has been!
I want to thank each and every one of you that I have come to know this year. You have been teachers, supporters, friends, and family. You have inspired me to love and care for this beautiful region, a place I hold close to my heart.
Together, we have worked to fulfill ESLT’s mission to preserve vital lands in the Eastern Sierra. We have helped families preserve their working farms and ranches in the face of pressures to subdivide their properties, and have worked to offer the entire Eastern Sierra community, residents, and visitors the opportunity to connect with our treasured lands.
Due to the encouraging guidance, mentoring and support I’ve received from ESLT staff, I hope to pursue conservation work in the next phase of my life.
I hope you all have a warm holiday season and I look forward to staying in touch with this wonderful ESLT community.