Honoree: Steve Thomas
Honored by: OC Parks
Cause Area: Animals & Environment
OC Parks Irvine Ranch Open Space would like to nominate Park Ranger Reserve Steve Thomas for his outstanding dedication and service to the Irvine Ranch Open Space. Steve has helped out in many capacities on the Open Space, including assisting with routine patrol, tracking unauthorized activity, event support, and most notably his commitment to servicing the Open Space Access Cameras. Steve executes his tasks with precision and a positive attitude. Steve regularly exceeds his monthly Ranger Reserve commitment just by handling the Camera Monitoring Program; he often goes above and beyond by lending even more additional time to help with spur of the moment tasks such as cleaning up roadside debris or documenting post-storm trail conditions. His contributions are of great importance to the rangers and improve the cleanliness and aesthetics of the open space. Steve is able to function independently with little direction which frees up valuable time for the small Irvine Ranch Open Space ranger team. Steve’s constructive attitude and enthusiasm while performing in his role brighten the day and positively influence others around him. His reliability and humble demeanor make him an effective and pleasant resource to OC Parks’ Irvine Ranch Open Space. Steve truly has the “Spirit of Volunteerism”!