The new kid on the block

I’d like to welcome Heather Herndon to the Natural Areas Notebook as a contributor! Heather joined the natural areas stewardship crew this summer and has been doing great work  restoring our natural areas. She really enjoys the helping others learn about nature. I’m looking forward to Heather’s blog posts!


My name is Heather Herndon and I am the new Stewardship Technician for Oakland Township Parks and Recreation! I am originally from New Mexico and received my degree in Wildlife Science at New Mexico State University in May 2016. I have always enjoyed working in the great outdoors and learning all that I can from nature. Moving to Michigan has been so great – it is such a beautiful state!

We have lots of stewardship projects year-round. I am currently working with Ben, the Natural Areas Stewardship Manager, to control the invasive Phragmites in the parks in the township. In the future I hope to do more stewardship outreach work and work with Dinosaur Hill and other nature centers in the area teaching kids in our Township parks.

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Enjoying the fishing in Northern Colorado
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2 thoughts on “The new kid on the block

  1. Welcome, Heather! I look forward to meeting you. It sounds like you have just the energy, enthusiasm and background that we need. And I’m so glad you’re interested in outreach to children. It’s so important to connect kids to the natural world!

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