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NEWS // April 2, 2015

Helping Us All Take Care of the Environment: Profile of Volunteer Coordinator Cheryl Wegner

Cheryl Wegner is passionate about parks and recreation. Wegner has always had a special place in her heart for the outdoors and preserving the beautiful environment here in San Diego. Coupling her love for the outdoors with her passion for volunteerism – she is the perfect woman for her job as the Coordinator of Volunteer Services in the County’s Department of Parks and Recreation.

“I am so fortunate to have a job that means so much to me,” says Wegner. “I’m an ‘outdoorsy’ person and I just love parks and open spaces. I also come from a place of being a volunteer as I volunteer throughout the community, so I understand the significance of giving back.”

She recognizes the importance of the physical environment on the health and well-being of the population and is grateful to play a role in helping take care of it.

“As the Coordinator of Volunteers, I am instrumental in helping citizens contribute to helping our environment,” says Wegner. “There are many volunteer opportunities to help take care of our physical environment – whether it is tree plantings, removing invasive plants and plant native species, trail work, weed abatement, or whatever it may be – I want to help volunteers find their best fit.”

Volunteers are making an impact by giving of their time and Wegner appreciates all that they do. Through their work, they are helping preserve the lands.

“Volunteers are helping our staff and our parks by giving back. It also benefits the taxpayers and all of the visitors coming to the area,” says Wegner. “I love going on a trail ride and seeing a family enjoying the preserve. Part of that is made possible because of our efforts to take care of our environment here in San Diego.”

What does Wegner want you to know about taking care of our environment?

“This is the only planet we’ve got and this is the only County we have,” says Wegner. “Let’s join together and be good stewards of our land, making sure it remains here for future generations to enjoy.”

For more information about volunteer opportunities with Parks and Recreation, please visit their website.