Honoree 2015 – Gretchen Mavrovouniotis

Congrats to Gretchen Mavrovouniotis for being honored as an outstanding community volunteer!

Name:  Gretchen Mavrovouniotis

Nominating Organization:  Irvine Ranch Conservancy

Honoree Category:  Animals & Environment

Why Nominated:  Gretchen Mavrovouniotis has contributed more than 300 hours to stewardship, citizen science, and interpretation of the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks since becoming a volunteer for Irvine Ranch Conservancy in 2014. Often working as a team with her husband Michael, they have helped with everything from native seed production, Tecate cypress and oak restoration, oak health monitoring, and the development of a bird monitoring program to completing a detail analysis of restoration trials. Furthermore, Gretchen and Michael provide ongoing support to public programs such as bird hikes, volunteer training, and Full Moon hikes. Their curiosity and insatiable appetite for learning and giving back make them a joy to work with. Their knowledge, experience and leadership are a tremendous asset in supporting the growing appreciation and protect of our open spaces. Thank you Gretchen!

Please write a note of congratulations below!


23 thoughts on “Honoree 2015 – Gretchen Mavrovouniotis

  1. Thank you so much for all your help on the oak restoration data analysis. You were key to the success of that project! We are so grateful for everything you do for the land. Congratulations!

  2. Thank you Gretchen for all your support. Looking forward to working with you on the raptor program this season!

  3. Gretchen – Contratulations to you for the well-deserved award. From Birds to oaks (and oak beetles) to tecate cypress to analysis of experiments, you’ve provided critical assistance, expertise and enthusiam.

  4. Gretchen –

    Congratulations on such a well-deserved honor. You have been such an active contributor to the Conservancy’s Mission and the land in such a short time! We appreciate all the ways you give to the future of these spectacular lands.


  5. I am so glad your efforts are being recognized and I join with the others in appreciating what you have contributed to IRC programs and work. Congratulations!!

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