Name: Alec Alving
Grade: Incoming Senior
Crew: Dan Ryan/San Ridge
As an Apprentice Crew Leader in the Chicago Conservation Leadership Corps, I can tell you that this summer program is only the next step to a life-long dedication to the environment. I have the pleasure of working with 10 incredible high school students coming from different parts of the Beverly area.
One great crew member is Alec Alving. After not being accepted to the CCLC last summer, Alec reapplied and became part of the Dan Ryan/Sand Ridge crew. He is eager to learn more about nature and meet new people. For him, having the opportunity to work at Dan Ryan, the place where he would ride his bike along side his dad, is perfect. Alec looks forward to invasive removal and to making difference in the world.
By: Gloria Orozco, Apprentice Crew Leader for the Dan Ryan/Sand Ridge Crew, Chicago Conservation Leadership Corps
Volunteering and working in the forest preserves for the past 5 years, Gloria has gone from a sophomore in high school volunteering three times a year, to being involved in conservation year-round.
Not only is Gloria a leader in Friends’ CCLC, she is also a member of our Forest Preserve Leadership Corps.
Tags: Chicago Conservation Leadership Corps, internship, Restoration