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Dear Friends, Volunteers…serving 48 million people and 22,000 acres! Your gift to nature continues to give back to the people of Northeast Ohio more than ever! In 2012, more than 48 million people benefitted by your contributions to Cleveland Metroparks through volunteer service, financial support or both. We are honored to share some of the Park District’s accomplishments during the past year that are a result of your support, and hope you will take time to remember not only the important role you played in Cleveland Metroparks 2012 success, but our appreciation as well. “What is the essence of life? To serve others and to do good.” - Aristotle Sincerely, Debra K. Berry, President Board of Park Commissioners Whether it is assisting with a hike, serving as a receptionist, working as a golf course ranger or helping children with crafts at a special event, volunteers fulfill critical needs within Cleveland Metroparks, and provide a ‘personal touch’ to all aspects of the Park District. For more information on volunteer opportunities, please contact Heather Triplett, manager of volunteer services, at 216-635-3258 or Dan T. Moore, Vice President Board of Park Commissioners Bruce G. Rinker, Vice President Board of Park Commissioners Brian M. Zimmerman Chief Executive Officer Karen J. Kannenberg, CFRE Manager of Gift and Donor Development Volunteers serve Cleveland Metroparks every day! In 2012, more than 1500 volunteers contributed approximately 59,000 hours of service to 31 different programs within Cleveland Metroparks, including several expanded citizen science programs such as wildlife surveys and forest restoration. In addition, 2,000 people participated in group projects in through their employers, church, scout group, etc.

The Gift of Nature 2012

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