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BUWP Summer 2015 Intern

Meet our new intern!

Wendy Anderson, graduate intern

Wendy is a dual degree IU-SPEA MPA and MSES graduate student. A jack of all trades, Wendy has worked with crayfish, insects, plants, birds, and streams. As a passionate naturalist, Wendy loves to go birding, mushroom hunting, and hiking in the woods!

BUWP Spring 2015 Interns

Meet our new interns!

Sarah Glander, volunteer intern

Sarah graduated from IU last semester with a BS in Outdoor Recreation, Parks, and Human Ecology. This semester, she will be interning with BUWP and working with students in a Human Biology course to fulfill their service learning hours. Sarah and the students will spend time in the Jordan Hall Greenhouse propogating native species. They will also plant these species in Dunn's and Latimer Woods while removing invasives in the spring. In Sarah's free time, she enjoys spending time outside hiking, backpacking, and jogging.

Michelle Ruan, graduate intern

Michelle is a second year MSES canidate at SPEA with an applied Ecology concentration. She completed her undergraduate degree in Environmental Science with a minor in Chemistry from Plattsburgh State University in New York. Michelle has focused on water quality, including during an internship at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. Michelle plans on working in the public sector with restoration efforts, which is how she became involved with BUWP. She looks forward to work along with volunteers to aid establishment of native plant communities. 

BUWP in the News

Zoe Need, high school intern with the Bloomington Urban Woodlands Project, is an in-school columnist forThe Herald-Timesthis year. Read her latest article about BUWP here.

BUWP Presents to INPAWS

IU Associate biology professor Dr. Heather Reynolds presented a talk entitled “Fruits of the Forest: Restoring Urban Woodlands for Wildlife and People” at the 2014 Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Conference. Dr. Reynolds discussed the Bloomington Urban Woodlands Project’s efforts to research and restore native food webs and to educate about the landscaping choices that support healthy forests.

New Native Plant Posters

Our beautiful new native plants posters by David Orr are now available for purchase! Contact buwproject@gmail.com to buy a poster.

Check out our new infographics

BUWP member David Orr has designed two new infographics to help educate the community about the importance of native plant species and the threat of invasives.

The first deals with Purple Wintercreeper's effect on local woodlands and ways to remove it. The second, Naturally Connected, is part of the Go Green, Grow Native! initiative, and celebrated the many ecological services provided by nineteen plant species native to the midwest US. Please feel free to share our infographics on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and anywhere else you share your love of nature with friends and family.

BUWP Spring 2014 Interns

Meet our new interns!

Monica Gregory, Invasive Control Intern

Monica is currently working in community development through Americorps, and will begin her graduate program in Environmental and Natural Resource Management in August 2014. She completed her undergraduate degree at IU in Anthropology, French, and Spanish. She worked in an Ecology lab under Dr. Luke Flory, apprenticed on an organic farm for a summer, and interned at WildCare Inc. for a semester. Fun fact: She lived in France for a year and has a great love of the language, the culture, and the wine!

Jessie Mroz, Outreach Intern

Jessie is a first year dual MPA-MSES Candidate in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs with concentrations in Environmental Policy and Natural Resource Management and Policy Analysis. She completed her undergraduate degree at IU in Environmental Management with a minor in Theatre and Drama. She has interned at King’s College in London doing and at the IU Center for the European Union conducting food and environmental policy research. She serves on the executive board of the Environmental Management and Sustainable Development Association and as the President of the Polish Cultural Association. Fun fact: She loves scuba diving and would like to do it all over the world!

BUWP Receives Toyota TogetherGreen Innovation Grant

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The Bloomington Urban Woodlands Project is proud to announce that it is the recipient of a 2013 Audubon Toyota TogetherGreen Innovation Grant. Toyota TogetherGreen, a national conservation program of the National Audubon Society and Toyota, invests in conservation initiatives that use innovative approaches and technologies to engage new and diverse audiences in addressing pressing environmental problems.

For more details about the 2013 Audubon Toyota TogetherGreen Innovation Grants projects, visit www.togethergreen.org/grants.

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