Shelley Yeager - The Leelanau Conservancy

Shelley Yeager - Docent

I can’t remember a time when I didn’t love being outside and learning about everything out there!  I spent hours wandering and hiking in the woods while growing up.  My long term goal, as a kid, was to become a park ranger and lead hikes through the wilderness.  That didn’t quite happen, and after receiving my BS in Forestry from Michigan Tech, I spent time working in the forest service, at the MSU Extension, and even in a plant nursery.  I became a “professional volunteer” while my kids were growing up, active on the Leelanau County Parks and Rec Commission, as a 4-H leader, and youth soccer administrator.

Trees have always been my favorite, but I love most plants and enjoy learning all about them.  I am really excited to be a volunteer docent for the Leelanau Conservancy.  Now I can finally lead hikes through beautiful areas and share what I know with others.  I also look forward to learning more about birds, geology and all things natural from my fellow docents and hike participants.

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