Recognizing our volunteer of the month for November: Marlo Shaw

marlo and paigeMarlo Shaw (left) first jumped into volunteering with Habitat Acquisition Trust in 2014 and since then has been an incredible force for the good of nature. From ecological restoration to behind-the-scenes office-based work Marlo does a little bit of everything and it really adds up. 

"I love volunteering for HAT because I get the opportunity to spend time with incredible, knowledgable people in places that I wouldn't normally be able to visit. I feel that HAT's goals and initiatives align with my passions for engaging community members and connecting people to nature. I am so grateful to feel love and support from the HAT staff and I am more than happy to return that same love and support to an organization that I care about," says Marlo.

In September, Marlo returned to volunteering with HAT after some time abroad bringing smiles to all of the HAT staff that had worked closely with her before. Since her return, Marlo has been a part of the 20th Birthday Nature Fundraiser team, preparing the online and silent auction items for HATters eager to bid. Marlo has also been a key player on three habitat restoration events and during outreach events at both UVIC and in Sidney for All Buffleheads Day.

"My favourite moment when volunteering with HAT would have to be a quiet lunch that we had on a beautiful day pulling broom on Camas Hill looking out onto a beautiful Garry Oak Meadow. I was very grateful to be in such a beautiful place with such interesting, hard working people." - Marlo

Her willingness to get involved and follow through with enthusiasm is appreciated so very much by everyone at HAT. We are so pleased to feature you Marlo!

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