As part of the 2024 program, service members Kai Garcia and Annika Moran will be joining the Legacy team from January through November.
Kai and Annika will join the Preserve Stewardship Manager in the management of Legacy’s nature preserves, performing tasks such as invasive species treatment and removal, preserve infrastructure maintenance and kiosk building, vernal pool monitoring, and leading volunteer workdays.
“We are ecstatic to have Annika and Kai join our team this year,” Kyler Moran Legacy Preserve Stewardship Manager said. “Annika and Kai both have a great deal of experience working with and organizing volunteers, more so than we see from our typical cohort of AmeriCorps Members. Their passion for conservation combined with their strong backgrounds in volunteer engagement will build on the work accomplished by prior members while helping to support our newly expanded Preserve Volunteer Program.”
Welcome, Annika and Kai!
Kai Garcia Bio
Kai Garcia grew up in Ann Arbor, where his love of the natural world was fueled by the time he spent in the many natural areas surrounding the city. He graduated with a B.S. in Environmental Science in December, 2023, and aims to put his knowledge and skills in biology, environmental processes, and conservation to good use in the office and in the field. In his free time, he enjoys doing anything outdoors, board games, fiber arts, and spending time with friends. Kai is very excited to be working with Legacy and aims to make a positive impact on the organization and local community!
Annika Moran Bio
Annika was born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she fostered her passion for conservation and habitat restoration by volunteering in the city nature areas. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science in Environment. Annika is a Huron Pines AmeriCorps member serving Legacy Land Conservancy. In her free time, she enjoys birding, spending time with her dogs, playing video games and going on walks.