Name: Anna Westmoreland
School: Northside Prep
Grade: Incoming Senior
Crew: River Trails
1. What is something you are most passionate about? The environment, the responsibility to take care of it. The environment is something I want to continue to care for and to study in the future.
2. Is this your first conservation job? And if so, what are you most excited for? Yes, this is my first job in conservation. I’m excited for everything; getting rid of invasive species, learning even more about the environment and certain plants.
3. How did you hear about this particular summer program? My biology teacher knows I’m interested in conservation and she directed me towards this job.
4. Why do you think conservation is important? I know that the rising problem of climate change is something that we are dealing with now, and it’s important to do our best to not only maintain the problem, but to try and fix it as well.
5. What is a personal story you have about an experience with nature? Growing up I use to bike everywhere and that helped to foster this love I have for nature. When you spend so much time outdoors early on in your youth, you grow a bond with nature that begins in your childhood.
6. A place you want to go to? Hiking on the Appalachian Trail.
By: Jenny Kulb, Apprentice Crew Leader for the River Trails Crew, Chicago Conservation Leadership Corps
This is Jenny’s third season working at River Trails. Jenny graduated from Evanston Township High School in 2013. She currently attends Indiana University in Bloomington, where she is getting a double major in English, with an emphasis in Creative Writing and in East Asian Languages & Culture, with an emphasis in Japanese. In her free time, Jenny likes to take pictures of her food, watch Netflix, and go for runs.Chicago Conservation Leadership Corps, internship, Restoration