Carolinian Canada Coalition brings together diverse groups and individuals to advance a collaborative conservation strategy for healthy ecosystems and thriving communities in the Carolinian Life Zone. Stretching from Toronto to Windsor, Canada’s Deep South is among North America’s most vibrant and fragile ecoregions.
I began working for Carolinian Canada Coalition as a student intern in 2010 as a Research Assistant. In that role, conducted primary research and developed a preliminary trail plan and guide for the Erie Coastal Stewardship EcoTrail.
As a part of this process, I participated in trail building workshops that involved communicating the goals of the nature trail to community members.
In 2012 I rejoined Carolinian Canada and wrote a Species at Risk Management Plan on the Broad Beech Fern. Soon after, I was lucky enough to be selected for a Sustainability Internship with Carolinian Canada through the Metcalf Foundation.
The internship funding allowed take an Outreach Assistant position, in which I supported our outreach objectives. I assisted the creation of communication and marketing materials, creating and promoting fact sheets, promotional materials, annual reports and website and social media content. I also helped plan events (Ecosystem Recovery Forum), and wrote news articles and press releases.