Join us for the first Envirorun Lincoln event of the year!
We’re partnering with YNPN-Lincoln to bring you this month’s Speaker Series which will focus on Nebraska Environmental Nonprofits. This edition of the series features local leaders in an exciting panel discussion on local nonprofits, how they got started, the work they’re doing and how to get involved.
Our Speaker Series is designed to provide an opportunity to connect with the environmental community, with light refreshments and a casual atmosphere and it all takes place at the Turbine Flats (2124 Y St) Art Gallery! We welcome you to wear your best enviro shirt and share photos on our Twitter and Facebook with #envirorun, those that do might win a prize!
Program Manager at Nebraska League of Conservation Voters (NLCV)
Amanda Gangwish is a Nebraska native with degrees in biology and environmental studies from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her passion for the natural world has taken her across the world, from researching the coral reef in Australia to studying bats on the Blue Ridge Mountains. Currently, Amanda serves as the Program Manager for the Common Ground Program at the Nebraska Conservation Education Fund, a nonprofit in Lincoln dedicated to educating Nebraskans across the state about local conservation and climate issues.
Executive Director at Community Crops
David Grabarkewitz is the Executive Director of Community Corps, Lincoln’s sustainable urban gardening not-for-profit. David has extensive experience in marketing, public relations and fundraising, and served as the Executive Director of the El Paso Opera from 2009-2015. He was Staff Stage Director for The New York City Opera at Lincoln Center from 1995-2010, where his production of Madame Butterfly won the 2008 Emmy Award for Best Live Performance. David grew up in Seward.
Jason “the Birdnerd” St. Sauver
Community Education Director at Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center
Jason “the Birdnerd” St. Sauver, originally from South Dakota, is the Director of Education & Outreach for Audubon Nebraska with his office at Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center just 25 minutes from downtown Lincoln. Jason has been working in the Environmental Education field for over 10 years with both Audubon and previously with the U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Jason’s passions are birding and connecting people of all ages, backgrounds, and experiences to the nature around them.