NC Plant Conservation Program Staff; FOPC Volunteer Coordinator
Lesley has worked with NCPCP since about 2011, working her way up from Research Specialist to Plant Ecologist and now leading NCPCP as Program Manager. She is skilled, knowledgeable, and dedicated to plant conservation. She is also a friend!
We are happy for Nancy, and sad for NCPCP, FOPC, and all the Friends members who were lucky enough to work with Nancy and who count her as a friend as well as a FOPC Friend.
Nancy Stewart, NCPCP Info Tech and Ginseng Coordinator
Smooth coneflower (Echinacea laevigata) seed planting.
John with a contaiiner of Laricobius beetles, predators that function as biocontrol for the Hemlock Wooly Adelgid. The white spots on him are from the adelgid.
Olivia grew up and currently lives in Asheville, North Carolina. She always had an interest in the outdoors, but her passion for environmental sustainability began at Appalachian State University, where she received a B.S. in Sustainable Development with a focus in environmental studies and a minor in Biology.
A few internships at environmental non-profits throughout and after college made her realize she wanted to continue a career in environmental non-profits. She is finishing up a second 11 month term in AmeriCorps Project Conserve as the Community Engagement Associate at Conserving Carolina, which involved running the volunteer program.
In her free time, you can find her mountain biking, adventuring to swimming holes, seeing live music, or borrowing a friend’s dog for the day.
Say hello when you hear from her or see her!
John Eaton, NCPCP Field Tech. Took a while for John to find time to get a good photo, so we are including more than one :). Above he is trapping for Ambrosia beetles near Pondberry Bay to stave off Laurel Wilt Disease.
John works on invasive plant control at Butner Cedar Glade.