GNPVA received a very nice thank you letter from our 2018-2019 GNP Native Plant Nursery intern Claire Schmidt. For many years, the GNP Volunteer Associates has been providing a stipend enabling a Columbia Falls High School student to intern at the Native Plant Nursery at Glacier National Park. Below, Claire is pictured with Park Biologist Dawn LaFleur and GNPVA President Tom Nelesen at volunteer day this past May. "I would like to say thank you for giving me the opportunity to work as an intern with the Plant Restoration Program these past two years.

Working in Glacier has been an experience I’ll never forget. Not only has my passion for scientific study been solidified, but my love for Glacier’s diverse landscape has expanded in ways I couldn’t have imagined. I know that no matter what I end up pursuing as a future career, nature conservation and restoration will always be something I hold dear to my heart. Thank you for supporting my curiosity and helping me work towards my dreams. Sincerely, Claire Schmidt, High school Intern 2018-2019"