Volunteer of the Month

We have hundreds of volunteers that have shared their time, heart and expertise to our organization through many many hours, sometimes through blood, sweat, and tears too.  Without our volunteers, our park and our programming would not be what it is today.  We wish we could give back to them as much as they give to us. 

One way we would like to show our gratitude is by putting the spotlight on a volunteer each month.  This person just stood out to us and we would like to recognize him or her.

Interested in Volunteering?

This month we want to recognize:


Volunteer of the Month

Shelby Leigh Howell


I am a student at Butler High School, I am in 2 clubs at school, the Beta and ROTC.  I have 3 sisters and I am the middle child of the bunch.  I love soccer, art, singing and dancing.

My nana told us about Phinizy Swamp Nature Park and it seemed fun so ever sense we have first visited we come all the time.

My nana suggested to me to become a volunteer and I did and it has been the best.  I didn’t know how much fun I would have at the park and being a volunteer.

I mostly volunteer with fun stuff like Earth Day, Hikes (day and night), kid program and it’s a lot of fun.

Volunteering is the best thing to do during your free time and you get to see and make new friends.  It is very quiet and peaceful and the views are beautiful.  The park is the best.

Being a volunteer makes me happy and overjoyed cause when you’re helping someone or just helping keep the wetland clean it makes me feel happy inside.

I love the swamp I could not ask for a better or peaceful place.