NBC is a member-driven 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. Many organizations proclaim that their people are their greatest asset. For NBC this is resoundingly true. Our passionate and talented Naturalists have contributed well over 100,000 hours of volunteer service at Upper Newport Bay working in partnership with our seasoned staff. We are grateful for the enthusiasm and commitment of our roughly 200 active volunteers.
Tom Fox, who received the OC Wild Lifetime Volunteer Award in 2007, epitomizes the spirit of volunteerism within NBC. He joined the Naturalist Class of 1992 and between then and 2008 he accumulated over 5,000 volunteer hours at UNB. Although this contribution is in itself remarkable, what makes it even more remarkable is that Tom lived and worked in San Bernardino County. He is admired by all the many agency staff and other volunteers with whom he has interacted and his enthusiastic, positive approach inspires those around him. In March 2008 we said au revoir, but hopefully not goodbye, to Tom as he embarked on a road trip across the USA to spread his can-do attitude to grass-roots conservation and restoration.
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