Congrats to Michael Dresser for being honored as an outstanding community volunteer!
Nominating Organization: Irvine Ranch Conservancy
Honoree Category: Animals & Environment
Why Nominated: Michael truly understands that there are myriad ways to connect to the land, and we believe he has tried just about everyone. From scientific experiments to leading hikes, Michael is an enthusiastic steward of the land. One unique way Michael helps others learn about the land is through a camera lens. Michael leads photo hikes for visitors, and also submits photos to the Conservancy to use in public outreach. His wonderful images help people see the beautiful natural resource in their own backyard. He also employs a camera in his scientific contributions, spearheading a long-term photo documentation project that tracks native habitat growth over time. Michael contributes his time across the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks, sending in photos from Crystal Cove, helping with trail maintenance in Bommer Canyon, and leading a daybreak photo excursion in Black Star Canyon. Michael’s joy for the outdoors is evident in his hard work, and both staff and volunteers enjoy his cheery disposition.
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