Tim Somers (pictured above with his son) has been a reliable GVC Reforestation Volunteer Crew Chief Leader for the past 10 years. His commitment to the program was especially evident this year as he volunteered at 9 out of 13 tree plantings! Tim serves as an excellent mentor for new crew chiefs and GVC interns, bringing his enthusiasm for native plants and forest health to every planting project. Crew chiefs typically work 5 hours on days when we host tree planting events. However, Tim has been known to stay before or after events to do tree maintenance!
Tim recently joined the GVC's Education and Restoration Committee and will assist in developing and implementing the committee's 5 year strategic plan. In total, Tim provided 75 volunteer hours in 2020, valued at $2,150 worth of volunteer labor. His long-term support of GVC over the past decade is priceless. Thank you, Tim, for your outstanding leadership in the GVC Reforestation program, your devotion to the natural world, and your spontaneous spirit of volunteerism!