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Volunteer of the Year

Volunteers helped start the ENC and they continue to contribute a significant portion of the skills, time and effort required to run the Center. Yearly, since 1999 the ENC has recognized a volunteer who went above and beyond to support the ENC. We are very fortunate to have so many volunteers working with us to help meet our mission to provide quality education through hands-on experience with nature. It is difficult to single out a single person for this honor. We truly appreciate the effort of all of our hard working volunteers. We hope that by choosing one individual, perhaps as a representative of them all, that all of our volunteers see a little of themselves honored. Thank you all for your hard work!

Volunteer of the Year roster:

Judy Gielow (1999)
Dan McCarthy (2000)
Austyn Fudge (2001)
Bob and Barbara Shelton (2002)
Mike Krasel (2003)
Marty Colver (2004)
Chris Beecher (2005)
Melinda Seely (2006)
Julia Kerr (2007)
Susan Russell (2008)
Janie Arnold (2009)
Roy Glauthier (2010)
Alice Apkarian (2011)
Dennis Campbell (2012)
Emma Kensington (2013)
David Nishioka (2014)
Darlene Letnes (2015)


Darlene Letnes has been volunteering at the ENC since 2009. She gives over 400 hours of her time each year – well over 2000 hours total.

2014 Volunteer of the Year David Nishioka with ENC Executive Director Bo Glover
2013 Volunteer of the Year Emma Kensington (right) with Education Director Lori Whalen
2012 Volunteer of the Year, Dennis Campbell
2012 Volunteer of the Year Alice Apkarian, Museum Docent