Conservation Corps Champion

Apr 29, 2020 | Apalachicola, Florida, Reserves, What We Work For

Apalachicola Reserve’s environmental manager Kim Wren.

President Franklin Roosevelt described the mission of the Civilian Conservation Corps as “conserving not only our natural resources, but our human resources.” Congratulations to a Reserve superhero who’s done exactly that: Kim Wren, environmental manager for Florida’s Apalachicola Reserve.

Earlier this year, Kim received a Champion of the Year Award presented by the 21st Century Conservation Corps in Washington, D.C. The award recognized Kim for her role as a founding partner of the Conservation Corps of the Forgotten Coast and the Conservation Corps of the Emerald Coast, two groups that provide Florida’s young adults and military veterans with on-the-job experience in conservation, while creating economic and environmental benefits for nearby communities. 

“Under Kim’s constant nurturing, a unique partnership has formed between the Apalachicola Reserve and Conservation Corps of the Forgotten Coast,” says Apalachicola Reserve Manager Jenna Harper. “The program has flourished and, among other things, is training local youth in restoration science and biological monitoring—experiences they can carry into their future careers.”

Having worked in the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection for the past 19 years, Kim has a long history of building partnerships and managing coastal resources. She brings this experience, passion, and dedication to the Apalachicola Reserve’s mission every day. Thank you, Kim, for being such a star!

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