Wendy Shilling wins 2018 Golden Glove Award

Wendy Schilling at Wagner Natural Area (Photo by NCC)

Wendy Schilling at Wagner Natural Area (Photo by NCC)

Every year, the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC’s) Alberta Region awards the Golden Glove to the volunteer who takes part in the most Conservation Volunteers (CV) events across the province. This award has been an ongoing tradition since 2012, and each recipient has contributed tremendously to NCC’s on-the-ground stewardship efforts across Alberta.

In 2018, 75 per cent of NCC’s volunteers attended two or more events, and this year’s winner of the highly coveted Golden Glove was Wendy Shilling!

Wendy has been volunteering with NCC since 2016. Over the years she has attended 19 events, 11 of which were in 2018. From willow staking to weed pulls, she is a familiar face at CV events in the Edmonton area. Her enthusiasm for nature and her warm energy are felt by staff and volunteers alike at all of the events she attends.

“Wendy has become a key member of our Edmonton-area volunteer team,” said Hannah Schaepsmeyer, Alberta’s Conservation Volunteers program manager. “Her kind-hearted nature contributes greatly to the sense of community at Conservation Volunteers events, making everyone feel welcome and part of the team. Regardless of the task at hand, she approaches every project with incredible enthusiasm and passion.”

Although the winter is a quiet season for outdoor stewardship events, the CV season will resume again come spring. The CV program engages Canadians of all ages in NCC's hands-on conservation efforts across the country. If you are interested in volunteering with us, visit our Conservation Volunteers page to learn more or sign up to receive updates when next year’s event calendar is released.

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