Jan Lockwood, WBC member and bird walk coordinator, received a 2016 Outstanding Volunteer of the Year award from York County for her work coordinating the 19-box bluebird trail at New Quarter Park. Not only does Jan coordinate the efforts of Master Naturalists from the Historic Rivers Chapter to monitor the boxes at that park, she also coordinates the Master Naturalists who monitor sixteen other bluebird trails in and around York County, James City County, Williamsburg and other areas. In the seventeen trails monitored, there are a total of 295 boxes. At the beginning of the season, Jan makes sure Master Naturalists know how to correctly monitor the boxes, and helps team leaders at each of the trails ensure that the boxes will be monitored once a week throughout the spring and summer.
Jan is seen here, center, with Molly Nealer (left), York County Parks & Recreation Supervisor, and Sara Lewis (right). Molly nominated Jan for the award. Sara Lewis had begun the Master Naturalist project of monitoring the bluebird trail at New Quarter Park back in 2010.