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WEN Interns & volunteers

Volunteer Highlight

Abe Westring (he/him) 


Abe was born and raised in Missoula, MT. In 2022, he earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Montana studying geography and GIS. When he isn’t knee deep in Rattlesnake Creek, Abe spends his free time with his friends cruising wilderness trails on his mountain bike. Abe is a valuable asset to the WEN Team with his experience in everything maps and ability to be a fabulous leader in the field. We are grateful for Abe's fabulous energy in the field that puts a smile on everyone's face! 

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Volunteer of the Year: 
Al Pak

As we see the field season come to a bittersweet end, we want to highlight one volunteer, of whom has been apart of the WEN family for nearly 10 years now, who ensured the success of our Sunday Citizen Science Stream Team by joining us for nearly every outing! The lovely Al Pak! Al has been the backbone to everything macroinvertebrates at WEN, and has volunteered time this season to lead Stream Teams macro collection and ID station where volunteers collect and identify 300 bugs per field session. Thank you Al for all your help this year and in the past! 


The WEN Team 

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