Congrats to John Kaiser for being honored as an outstanding community volunteer!
Nominating Organization: Back to Natives Restoration
Honoree Category: Animals & Environment
Why Nominated: John began volunteering with Back to Natives when he took our Restoration Training Class in 2008. After that he became a regular volunteer with Back to Natives, each year earning our volunteer of the year award for giving hundreds of hours of his time. John is now the VP of Back to Natives Restoration’s Board of Directors. John is remarkable because he dedicates basically all of his free time to wilderness and habitat issues. He volunteers hundreds of hours a year with Back to Natives (BTN), leading other volunteers in volunteer events, propagating plants in our nursery to be used in habitat restoration and to raise funds for environmental education programs, and for the past three years he has served on our Board of Directors. BTN is not the only organization that benefits from John’s passionate drive to protect our wild open spaces. He also volunteers to lead hikes for the Sierra Club and he volunteers with the United States Forest Service to lead hikes, maintain trails and restore habitat. He’s won the President’s Volunteer Service Award for several years in a row, and he has been recognized several times by the Volunteer Center of Orange County in their annual “Spirit of Volunteerism” volunteer recognition event. He’s even transformed his own yard to a native plant haven for birds and butterflies!
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