I originally joined LMGT as a way to do something that was both very hands-on and had a positive impact in the community. As a materials engineering student, I didn’t feel like I had enough opportunities be involved in environmental stewardship through school and work, so I looked for volunteer opportunities. Besides becoming more knowledgeable about Metro Vancouver’s parks, I hope to generally learn more about what makes volunteer events successful. Though I grew up in North Delta, I spent most of the past year working in Cleveland, and I will be returning to Cleveland later this year. I would love to see the spirit of LMGT spread to other places. I believe getting people together to do hands-on environmental activities goes a long way to building strong and healthy communities.