08.23.13

Friendly New Face in the Network!

Citizens for Dixie’s Future (CDF) proudly announced the arrival of LeAnn Skrzynski as the incoming Executive Director, replacing Christi Wedig who has taken her incomparable skills to head up the Glen Canyon Institute.

Ms. Skrzynski arrived in St. George nearly 25 years ago on a Greyhound bus to volunteer for the BLM through the Student Conservation Association. After stints with the BLM and the Bureau of Reclamation, she spent the last decade working for the earliest land stewards: one of the bands of Southern Paiute Indians.

One of the highlights of her tenure in resource management with the Kaibab Paiutes was encouraging Tribal youth to increase their engagement with the land.  Skrzynski noted that this “active stewardship is comparable to the work our our Friends group, SUNCLF, is doing with the passion of dedicated local volunteers”.

In answer to what ties her so deeply to these lands, Skrzynski credited the unique blend of culture and landscape which she cherishes. She hopes her work with CDF, SUNCLF and CLF will address, on a regional basis, many quality of life issues in Southern Utah. www.citizensfordixie.org

LeAnn (front row with her dog, Gristle) on a environmental youth science trip.

LeAnn (front row with her dog, Gristle) on a environmental youth science trip.

Please join us in welcoming LeAnn to the Friends Grassroots Network!

LeAnn Skrzynski, leann@citizensfordixie.org, 435-215-8619

 

Posted by Betsy Buffington in Blog & Videos, Citizens for Dixie's Future