Congrats to Jennifer Renier for being honored as an outstanding community volunteer!
Nominating Organization: Back to Natives
Honoree Category: Animals & Environment
Why Nominated: Jennifer Renier is a horticultural intern with Back to Natives. She grew up in Southern California, but for the past few years she has been away from home. She studied Environmental Science at Tulane University in New Orleans and then taught English in South Korea. When she returned she wanted to finally learn about the plants that she grew up with. She found Back to Natives! “The experience is giving me so much more than an opportunity to learn about Orange County’s native plants and effective propagation techniques!” said Jennifer. “Being a part of the growth of the Nursery has been a rewarding experience that I am proud to be part of.” As an intern, Jennifer spends most of her time at BTN’s Nursery at Santiago Park, the heart of Back to Natives. She grows native plants for habitat restoration projects, and to raise funds for our education programs. Back to Natives teaches classes about growing and landscaping with natives. We engage volunteers in hands-on environmental stewardship while increasing their environmental literacy. Jennifer majored in Environmental Studies and minored in Environmental Science at Tulane University. She has previously worked for Orange County Parks and the Resource Conservation and Development Council. She is currently a member of WildCorps, working on various conservation projects in California’s deserts. In her spare time Jennifer enjoys traveling, hiking, biking, backpacking and rock climbing.
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