June 2012 Backyard Heroes

Erin Vennie-Vollrath, River Alliance of Wisconsin
Erin Vennie-Vollrath took on a huge volunteer project with the River Alliance of Wisconsin while she was a graduate student and teaching assistant at UW-Madison. She contributed significantly to a plan to limit the introduction and spread of invasive species in the Lover Wisconsin River Basin.  Moreover, Erin worked with great attention to detail and much enthusiasm.

For more information about the River Alliance or to volunteer, visit www.wisconsinrivers.org or call 608.257.2424.

Bobbi Jo Snethen, Wisconsin Literacy
As a volunteer for Wisconsin Literacy, Bobbi Snethen has singlehandedly maintained the Twitter site, writing over 1000 tweets and building a following of 1100 people.  Her advice on communications strategy has greatly helped the staff of Wisconsin Literacy and its 63 member literacy agencies across the state.  Most important, her efforts promote adult literacy and health literacy statewide.

For more information about the Wisconsin Literacy or to volunteer, visit www.wisconsinliteracy.org or call 608.257.1655.]