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Video of Sutro Stewards Work Day with REI and Bay Area Ridge Trail Council

December 8, 2011

This was an event that I attended over a month ago and have previously written about, but this is the edited video of the day’s work. The video is my attempt at telling a story with a voice over and no talking head interviews. The idea of the talking head interview did not fit my […]

A Video of Volunteer Work at The German Tourist Club

November 16, 2011

As I have said before here, every month The German Tourist Club in the hills of Marin County hosts their monthly work days. Members, prospective members and folks who just want to work and get a good free meal with a bunch of nice people show up to put in a few hours of actual […]

Sutro Stewards Volunteer Work Day with REI and Bay Area Ridge Trail Council

November 10, 2011

For what ever reason, I keep on going back to work with The Sutro Stewards. A year or so ago I did my first volunteer day with this group and have probably made the monthly commitment about 7 times since. Like a lot of these volunteer days there is some regulars, new comers and the […]

Working to Protect the Green Hairstreak Butterfly with Nature in the City

October 20, 2011

In the neighborhoods around 14th Ave and Pacheco St there is a hidden effort to preserve a remnant of native ecology. Every month workers come together and offer their time for free to give a rare butterfly a fighting chance in a landscape dominated by the urban sprawl of human life. In these hill-side neighborhoods, […]

Presidio Park Nursery in San Francisco

October 13, 2011

The Presidio Nursery is exactly what I think of when I think about a well functioning organization that works toward a consistent and obtainable goal with the use of regular volunteers. It is a community of like minded people from all walks of life coming together for selfless reasons to enjoy the company of others […]

Presidio Park Nursery Volunteer Program Interviews and Radio Show

October 6, 2011

This is a segment I put together consisting of an interview with the Presidio Park Nursery manager, Ely Huerta Ortiz as well as another volunteer. I wove their interviews in with some cheese-ball commentary done by yours truly to create a radio show of sorts. It was my first effort at a project like this, […]

Audio Interview with Mark Frey

September 29, 2011

This is an audio interview I did with Mark Frey of the Presidio Park Trust. I visited Mark Frey at first to interview him about the new daylighting project taking place in the Presidio on Dragonfly Creek. I am writing a story for my internship with Bay Nature Magazine on the creek project. For those […]

Working to Reconect With My Heritage

September 22, 2011

In the 1930s, my mom’s dad or in other words my grandfather lent his blood, sweat and tears to the German Tourist Club.  A hidden gem tucked into the hills above Mill Valley, this unique place was a refuge for homesick Austrian and German immigrants.  Originally built in 1912, it served as a throw back to […]

Why I Feel Good About Volunteering… And Beyond!

September 7, 2011

You hear it all the time; volunteer work is very rewarding, it is a great way to give back to your community, if you have the time to help then why don’t you? These, in my opinion, are all valid statements.  Volunteer work is rewarding, it is a good way to give back, and if […]