Honoree: Don Shinkle
Honored by: OC Parks
Cause Area: Animals & Environment
Don Shinkle has been volunteering with OC Parks at O’Neill Regional Park since 2006. He is enthusiastic and clearly loves O’Neill Regional Park. Don has faithfully served as campground host numerous times, welcoming park visitors and knowledgeably answering their varied questions. He regularly staffs the O’Neill Nature Center where he offers sound advice on finding the perfect hike, selecting an enjoyable activity and shares fascinating details about the park wildlife. Don is always available for “something extra” that needs to be done, whether it be a check on the campground, hosting an activity during a special event or monthly program or helping in the park office. He is recognized in
the park as a familiar face, the helpful guy who is always willing to serve in any way. We truly value and appreciate Don Shinkle’s spirit of volunteerism.