“Passionate, intelligent, dedicated, hardworking, a great sense of humor…..” these are just a few of the terms that have been used to describe Olav Nyseter; winner of Irvine Nature Center’s 2014 Jeanne Baetjer Volunteer of the Year award. The Jeanne Baetjer Volunteer Award was established to honor those members of the community who have contributed an extraordinary amount of time to Irvine Nature Center. Each year, the award is given to one volunteer who personifies the spirit of volunteerism found in Mrs. Baetjer, and honors her 30-plus years of volunteering.
Since Olav began in February 2014, he has contributed over 450 volunteer hours. Olav has assisted with projects such as the building of the new tractor shed and fence, the building of the phenomenal loft in the downstairs classroom, constructing a new tree cookie table for the outdoor classroom and assembling the preschool cubbies in the upstairs classroom. The list could go on and on. Thank you, Olav, for your commitment, dedication and unrelenting efforts on behalf of Irvine Nature Center!