Past ESLT volunteers Hillary Behr and Serena Dennis flank incoming Victoria Ortiz.
The Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership (SNAP) places the members at different conservation agencies and organizations throughout the Sierra Nevada to conduct watershed restoration and monitoring, watershed education, and volunteer recruitment and support.
This year Victoria Ortiz joins Eastern Sierra Land Trust as its 6th AmeriCorps member and Education Coordinator. Victoria has worked in outdoor recreation and environmental education around the world since her graduation from UCLA in 2010. She is excited to continue her passion for facilitating a connection between people and their land through education working alongside the experienced ESLT team.
“I was looking for a position in which I would have a direct contribution to the success of an organization that believes in the intrinsic value of the environment and works to protect it. I want to develop my community outreach and event implementation skills while gaining an insider’s look at how a nonprofit operates. This year of service with ESLT encompasses all of those requirements and more and I am very grateful for the opportunity to live and serve in paradise,” says Victoria.
Karen Ferrell-Ingram, the Executive Director of ESLT adds “We love being part of the SNAP program. Each year’s member has brought special skills and enthusiasm to our efforts and connected us more closely to the community. I know Victoria will continue the tradition wonderfully!”
To learn more about ESLT and their work visit www.eslt.org, or call 760.873.4554. –Press Release