Susanne T. Lorbeer

Susanne T. Lorbeer of Ithaca, Tompkins County, NY.

What is your volunteer role at the Finger Lakes Land Trust?  What kinds of work do you do here?

I helped reorganize the cumulative species records for the FLLT preserves and continue to help add new records.  I currently lead walks in the preserves to teach about our local plants and help with membership renewal mailings.

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How long have you been involved as a volunteer?

Since 1992.

Why do you volunteer?

I want to volunteer because I appreciate all that the FLLT stands for and is accomplishing.  I am happy to provide my support in the ways that I can.  I enjoy working with the Land Trust staff and volunteers.

What’s your favorite FLLT activity and/or preserve?  Why?

Leading walks or going on walks led by someone else — I enjoy being outdoors, focusing my attention on our native plants, learning about them and sharing this with others.  Each preserve is unique; they are all special.  The Sweedler Preserve and the Roy H. Park Preserve have drawn me back many times.  As the seasons pass, there are many changes, so each visit offers new opportunities to observe and learn.

Anything else you want to add?

I hope that the FLLT, with its wise leadership and the support of all its members and volunteers, may continue to successfully accomplish its goals on into the future.