Honoree 2015 – Christian Lutkemeyer

Congrats to Christian Lutkemeyer for being honored as an outstanding community volunteer!

Name:  Christian Lutkemeyer

Nominating Organization:  Irvine Ranch Conservancy

Honoree Category:  Animals & Environment

Why Nominated:  A leader in many ways, Christian Lutkemeyer is not only a Docent for mountain bike activities, he is also a Land Steward, Trail Guide, Mountain Bike Skills Instructor, and most importantly a Fire Watch volunteer for Irvine Ranch Conservancy. Since 2011, Christian has donated 611 hours of his time enhancing, instrcting, and leading activities on the land. After becoming a Land Steward, Christian used his knowledge to remove invasive species in the San Joaquin watershed, in Bommer Canyon, and even participated in restoration of the land in Baker Canyon. The last Sunday of each month, Christian instructs the public on how to use their mountain bikes safely on the trails at the Conservancy’s Mountain Bike Skills Clinic. You will not only find Christian riding the peaks of Limestone Canyon into the wilderness, but he will also be encouraging, enlisting, and engaging participants, as well as volunteers, in the vast amount of work to be done on the land.

Please write a note of congratulations below!


17 thoughts on “Honoree 2015 – Christian Lutkemeyer

  1. Congratulations, and thank you for your insight and experience. You always have good feedback on how we can improve programs for the public. I appreciate it!

  2. Congratulations and thank you for all the time and energy you give to supporting the land that we all love! Especially for your dedication to the bike skills clinic, leading the way to encouraging new riders.

  3. wow, what an honor Christian…well earned and well deserved. You are great to ride with and have really brought your spirit and leadership to the IRC and we are lucky to have you
    Gary Biehl

  4. Christian we can’t thank you enough for all that you do for the bike programs, especially the skills clinic. Ditto what Gary says above, we ARE lucky to have you!

  5. Congratulations Christian! This is a well-deserved award for your leadership, initiative and commitment (keep slaying those castor bean!). Jutta

  6. Christian,
    I am always in awe of all the work that you accomplish. Your encouragement to other volunteers and your support of the programs are skills we cannot clone. Thank you for all you do!

  7. Christian –

    Thanks for the many ways you serve the land and help the Conservancy, especially your commitment to Fire Watch! Congratulations on a well-deserved honor from OneOC.


  8. Congratulations Christian! Thank you for all you do to support our IRC programs! You’re also a great cookie baker. I enjoyed those treats a few times after some tough cardio hikes/runs. : )

  9. Congratulations on being recognized for your many contributions to IRC – it’s great to see volunteers like you who are active in different areas of the organization and I especially appreciate your efforts on Fire Watch. Good job!

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