a man in a high visability vest standing in a field with his hand on a shovelBrian retired five years ago from an engineering career in sensor manufacturing, serving the environmental, medical device and aerospace/satellite industries. During retirement, he has been motivated to keep learning, make new social connections, and to do meaningful work helping people and improving our environment. Volunteering with the Centerville-Washington Park District has been a great way to fulfill those goals.

Leading group hikes for the Wednesday Hike For Your Health adult wellness program has been a great social “exercise” for him. Brian has learned a lot about local wildflowers and trees and passes the knowledge on to his groups, and to his very patient family!

“I have added invasive species removal, focusing on Donnybrook Park, to help with wetland restoration efforts. Anyone who wants to help me rip out honeysuckle is welcome to join the volunteer team! It’s very satisfying and a great stress reducer!” Brian says.

The Centerville-Washington Park District would like to thank Brian, and all volunteers, for giving their time and talents to our community! If you want to become a volunteer, contact Community Engagement Coordinator Ginger Clark at 937-433-5155 x234 or gclark@cwpd.org.

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