Volunteer Spotlight with MA Willson

Jul 10, 2018
Rain or shine, indoors or out, we truly could not conserve and care for our lands without our outstanding volunteers! This month, we are honoring MA Willson and her time spent volunteering at the Land Trust.

 

This month, we are pleased to launch a new feature highlighting Deschutes Land Trust volunteers: the Volunteer Spotlight! Rain or shine, indoors or out, we truly could not conserve and care for our lands without our outstanding volunteers! That's why we want to honor them with a little time in the limelight. This month: MA Willson.

 

MA Willson. Photo: Provided.
MA Willson. Photo: Provided.
MA Willson has been a Land Trust volunteer and supporter since 1996! An avid photographer, MA donated many photos from her personal archive to start the Land Trust's photo library back in 1996 when we were just a wee little Land Trust. She then continued volunteering for the next 22 years!

 

I had the pleasure of working with MA for the last 13 years as one of our amazing volunteer photographers. Always up for an adventure, MA would head out to photograph hikes, restoration projects, the tree hunt, or other Land Trust activities. One of her favorite projects was the day we returned Whychus Creek to its meandering path through Camp Polk Meadow Preserve in 2012.

 

In the last few years, MA even donated time helping to organize our vast photo archive. She was a delight to work with and such an artist behind the lens. Sadly, we had to say goodbye to MA last month, but we wanted to send her one last tribute and honor her for all that she's done for the Land Trust over the years. Thanks MA! We miss you!

 

~ Sarah Mowry