By Canopy Team on July 10, 2016
During her time at Canopy, Natalia has grown our classroom education lessons, Teen Urban Forester program, and tree care efforts into the nationally recognized and self-sustaining programs they are today. She had an incredible impact and will be deeply missed!
While we are sad to see her go, we are happy for her and excited to follow her next adventure. Here are a few parting words from our fantastic teammate:
After four exciting and transformative years at Canopy, I will be moving on to a new position at the Peery Foundation.
In my time at Canopy, I helped plant and care for over 1,000 trees, and cared for many more. It’s amazing to watch a plant that you care for grow (and the trees are growing beautifully), but what stands out to me the most are the people I’ve met along the way.
After 47 tree plantings, 295 tree care days, and 134 youth education events, this is what I’ll carry with me:
Thank you to everyone who helps plant and care for the trees, and to all those who support this important work and advocate for more greenery in our cities.
To me, planting trees together will always represent the best in humanity.
As Kahlil Gibran wrote, “Work is love made visible,” and planting trees is our work done with love, our hope for the future set in motion by the actions we take today.