Monika Blazs, Wisconsin Wetlands Association

Monika Blazs has been a volunteer photographer for Wisconsin Wetlands Association (WWA) since 2009. She recently began photo-documenting the wetlands of the Penokee Hills in Northern Wisconsin, the site of what could be the largest open-pit iron-ore mine in the world.  Her pictures are worth more than a thousand words—and they help WWA promote the beauty and importance of wetlands.

For more information about the Wisconsin Wetlands Association or to volunteer, visit or call 608.250.9971.

Jeff Westra, Common Wealth Development 

Jeff Westra began volunteering with Common Wealth Development’s Youth-Business Mentoring Program in 2011 through the Greater Madison Society of Human Resource Management. Jeff regularly signs up to conduct mock interviews with teens involved in the program, and he connects other volunteers to Common Wealth. The staff is grateful for his skills and involvement.

For more information about Common Wealth Development or to volunteer, visit or call 608.256.3527.