I joined the LMGT team to be able to meaningfully participate in a community events that allowed both myself and my son to be outside with a like-minded group of individuals. I have a background in invasive species ecology and understand how important these volunteer events are to maintaining our natural areas in a state that provides habitat both native plant and animal species. My son loves LMGT events – his participation in the events ranges from pulling ivy to directing the adults to exploring the forest for bugs and worms. He especially loves the cookies!In the future, we would like to see more people engaged in these kinds of stewardship activities. Not only are they a great way to get outside and see all the green areas our city has to offer, but it also a very tangible (visual) way to see the difference your effort can make.