We are so pleased to welcome Rachel Sparling as our Stewardship Outreach Assistant. Rachel will be helping out at Oakvillegreen’s stewardship, tree planting and environmental education events! Say hello to Rachel at the Oakville Horticultural Society plant sale this Saturday, as well as at the Oakville Children’s Festival on July 9th, or find her organizing garlic mustard pulls and buckthorn removal in a woodland near you!
Here’s a bit more about Rachel:
Growing up, the trails and forests of Oakville were a central part of my childhood and played a significant role in my journey towards a Bachelor of Community Development and Environmental and Sustainability Studies at Acadia University. As someone who is passionate about the environment and the ways that healthy ecosystems positively impact the people and the planet, I have strived to make environmental stewardship a focus in all that I do both in and out of school. One of my favourite ways to connect with the natural spaces around me is through the nature photography I set aside time to do.