Honoree: Gary Collins
Honored by: Irvine Ranch Conservancy
Cause Area: Animals & Environment
Gary has been a volunteer for Irvine Ranch Conservancy since 2013. He has led a variety of programs from long-distance hikes to nature walks. In addition to recreation programs, Gary is a Fire Watch Volunteer and regularly helps the Conservancy Field Operations and Science and Stewardship departments. He assists with the weekly collection of data from over 20 cameras scattered throughout the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks. Once a week he drives for most of the day to collect this vital information for our staff, and returns smiling and sharing what he has seen in that day’s travels outdoors. The next day he could be back on the trail supporting programs and the land he enjoys.