Its hard to say goodbye to our 2016 Fellows and 2 year partnership with Green Lents.
Izzy championed a massive community survey with the help of interns to gather community input about the future of this rapidly changing neighborhood.
Adriana brought to life many new pollinator habitat sites and created a pollinator monitoring handbook now in use across the region through Metro.
Spencer sharpened the tool library by building protocol, leading workshops, recruiting volunteers and maintaining tools.
Michelle put on the finishing touches on the Malden Court Community Orchard by overseeing the implementation of infrastructure, construction of the gathering space and the grand opening ceremony.
Over the past 2 years Green Lents gathered threads of community involvement to weave a strategic plan that funds, supports and builds a strong neighborhood.
What were disparate programs and initiatives are now a stronger, unified organization that has the capacity to support and guide Lents to be a healthier and eco-friendly neighborhood as Lents continues to grow.
This capacity building effort successfully built systems and a strong volunteer base and culminated with the expansion of the board as well as the hiring of the first paid staff position at Green Lents.
These past two years have been a huge period of growth for the Fellows Program as we learned new and innovative ways to build capacity in emerging non profits with an environmental focus in underrepresented neighborhoods.
We look forward to the exciting changes as we welcome our new partnerships with Friends of Gateway Green and Green King.