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SAN DIEGO NWR: San Diego Conservation Colleagues Provide Community Service
California-Nevada Offices , May 5, 2016
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8 members standing in rear row from right to left: Cathy Chadwick, Cheryl Goddard, Tracie Nelson, Suellen Lynn, Paul Goebel, Susan Wynn, Jill Terp, and Kris Preston.  Center is 93-year old homeowner surrounded by H4H volunteers and other Women Build Team members.
8 members standing in rear row from right to left: Cathy Chadwick, Cheryl Goddard, Tracie Nelson, Suellen Lynn, Paul Goebel, Susan Wynn, Jill Terp, and Kris Preston. Center is 93-year old homeowner surrounded by H4H volunteers and other Women Build Team members. - Photo Credit: Habitat For Humanity
Paul Goebel, getting a wheelbarrow ready. “He's a gem of a husband for filling in for me, and he didn't mind one bit being part of an all-women's team!” said Karen Goebel, Carlsbad Fish & Wildlife Office.
Paul Goebel, getting a wheelbarrow ready. “He's a gem of a husband for filling in for me, and he didn't mind one bit being part of an all-women's team!” said Karen Goebel, Carlsbad Fish & Wildlife Office. - Photo Credit: Karen Goebel

By Jill Terp, Refuge Manager

 

The “Women for Nature Team”, representing eight members of San Diego's wildlife conservation community, volunteered their time and talents to work with San Diego Habitat for Humanity (H4H) on their Women Build Day.

The Women 4 Nature Team participated in the Neighborhood Revitalization program which helps homeowners with house maintenance. The team painted the home's exterior and removed grass and dirt in preparation of creating a low-water use yard. Four generations, from the 93-year old great-grandmother to her two teen great-granddaughters, live in this welcoming home.

The Women 4 Nature Team raised nearly $3,800 as part of the H4H goal to raise $150,000 to support their home improvement programs. The Women 4 Nature Team included staff from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Jill Terp, Susan Wynn, and Paul Goebel (pinch hitting for ailing wife Karen Goebel), U.S. Geological Survey (Suellen Lynn, Kris Preston), California Department of Fish & Wildlife (Tracie Nelson), City of Chula Vista (Cheryl Goddard), and non-profit Earth Discovery Institute (Cathy Chadwick). “I really enjoyed the camaraderie, the work, and leaving feeling that something good had been accomplished that day,” said Dr. Preston.

These team members work each day to conserve native habitats and species in San Diego as refuge or reserve managers, researchers, educators, administrators, and planners. On this day they were happy to enhance habitat for our human community during this special event and look forward to contributing again in the future.


Contact Info: Lisa Cox, 619.476.9150 ext. 106, lisa_cox@fws.gov
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