2015 Pigeon River Country State Forest "Volunteer of the Year" Award

Left to Right: RSVP volunteers, David Sharkey; Carolyn Sharkey; Pigeon River Country Advisory Council Chair, John Walters; RSVP Volunteer Coordinator, Laurie Andrews, PRC Unit Manager, Scott Whitcomb and Mike Colburn accept the Witness Tree Award, which recognizes the Volunteer of the Year in the Pigeon River Country State Forest.  The Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)of Otsego County has provided members to staff the Visitor’s Center at the Pigeon River for the past 22 years during the spring-summer-fall months.  During that time they have made more than 21,000 contacts and engaged in outreach by providing information to the public visiting the forest.  Recently, the group has expanded its scope to include being open during the winter months.