Ellie Bridges Greenfield and Ria Shatswell have assisted the Wolf River Conservancy in many ways this fall - planting trees, checking nest boxes, inspecting conservation lands, and helping with education programs, service projects, and fundraising events. They have both embraced this learning experience, and we appreciate their hard work and enthusiasm!
Please read more about them below:
“Hi, my name is Ria! I joined the Wolf River Conservancy team in October of 2022. I am currently pursuing a degree in parks and recreational management. I hope to one day work with the national parks and in the meantime I am putting my efforts towards a local cause. My time spent working with the Conservancy thus far has been such a blessing in my life and I am excited to see what the future has in store!”
“Hi! My name is Ellie Bridges Greenfield, and I’m one of the interns for the Wolf River Conservancy. I grew up in Memphis and attended St. Mary’s Episcopal School, where I began my journey as an environmentalist when I became President of the Environmental Club during my senior year of high school. During this past year, my love for the earth extended into a passion for conservation as I worked with several environmental non-profit organizations in New Orleans while attending Tulane University. Because much of the work with these organizations focused on land restoration and conservation, I began to have more exposure to a field that encapsulated my desire to be a tenacious protector of Mother Earth and offer nature the same care that it has generously offered me throughout my life. Further, the Conservation Biology and Global Change Biology courses I took while at Tulane propelled me further into the conservation field and allowed me to realize that I can make a career out of that which I am most passionate about. Since working with the Wolf River Conservancy, I have become more aware of the power of educating young students and maintaining a strong connection with the community in order to bridge the gap between conservationists – as well as environmentalists and scientists – and the surrounding community. It has been extremely rewarding to have the opportunity to partake in events such as the tree planting in Moscow, TN this past November, as well as the field trip to Epping Way with St. Dominic School and St. Agnes Academy in October. I am thrilled to continue working with the Wolf River Conservancy this winter and then continue my conservation journey as I transfer to the University of Southern California in the spring.”
Ellie Bridges Greenfield and Ria Shatswell have assisted the Wolf River Conservancy in many ways this fall - planting trees, checking nest boxes, inspecting conservation lands, and helping with education programs, service projects, and fundraising events. They have both embraced this learning