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Welcome our newest team member Casey Struecker

Casey was born and raised in Iowa but transplanted to Chicago, where she worked for Park Ridge, Evanston Park Districts, and volunteered at Lincoln Park Zoo leading and writing various environmental education programs. She received her B.S. in Environmental Science at Simpson College in 2012 and has traveled around the country doing various conservation and restoration work. From grassland restoration work in the plains of northern Minnesota to trapping and researching coyotes in central Nevada, Casey has found her calling in land conservation and environmental education. 

Outside of work she enjoys traveling, camping, hiking, gardening, and her new adventures of worm composting. After visiting this southwestern corner of Michigan for the first time in 2016, she knew that Chikaming Open Lands was the perfect organization for her.