I volunteer as a local steward with the Edmonton and Area Land Trust. I monitor boundaries, fix fences and maintain the hiking trails at the Glory Hills Conservation Lands. I have been involved in hand-pulling weeds, installing and cleaning bird and bat nest boxes, and removing old barbed wire to allow wildlife in the area better chances of success. Volunteering helps to broaden my thinking and experiences, and it helps keep me active and healthy. I hope that more and more people come to appreciate the natural environment and that we see a generational improvement in how citizens commit themselves to working to preserve these wonderful spaces for future generations.