Honoree 2013 – Russell Smeall

Congrats to Russell Smeall for being honored as an outstanding community volunteer!

Smeall_RussellName:  Russell Smeall

Nominating Organization:  Irvine Ranch Conservancy

Honoree Category:  Animals & Environment

Why Nominated:  Russ is a model volunteer.  As a Trail Boss, he is one who has taken ownership of an entire trail system with a commitment to protecting and improving it.  His detailed documentation and photos have provided important information back to staff, resulting in additional field projects; most of which he’s either completed himself or led others to complete.  As a Docent, Russ provides outstanding leadership to our mountain biking program and Wilderness Access Days.  One of the things we appreciate the most about Russ is his flexibility and determination.  His regular job and the vagaries of weather often work against him, ultimately to no avail.  We enjoy Russ’s humorous email banter, but we love his sincere interest in mastering the fine art of trail sustainability and balanced recreation.  We look forward to having him with us for a long time to come..

Please write a note of congratulations below!

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7 thoughts on “Honoree 2013 – Russell Smeall

  1. Congrats, Russ!! A big THANK YOU for all that you do. I’m glad you quickly went through the Docent class to become a steady lead on programs. Thank you!!

  2. Ditto what Kelly says, plus THANK YOU for boldly leading Trail Boss programs and keeping such a watchful eye on Shady Canyon’s single tracks.

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