Taylor Wilson, Conservation Technician and Outreach Assistant
Hi everybody! I'm Taylor Wilson, the new Conservation Technician and Outreach Assistant taking over for Jenny Blake. I'm a recent Ball State University graduate with my Bachelors in Natural Resources and Environmental Management and a minor in plant biology. In my studies I spent most of my time focused on soil classifications, plant and tree biology, and erosion control. At Ball State I worked with Hult's Farm to develop an erosion control plan for their agriculture fields and placed 12th in the NACTA soil judging competition in Kentucky. I was also involved in several Immersive Learning Projects where students create real life solutions to community issues. Through this program I was able to help design a community park for a neighborhood in Fort Wayne and create an up to date list of food pantries in the Muncie area.
Image from Tree Pruning at the Noblesville Street Department
If you ever have any questions for me always feel free to stop by our office and see me at the front desk!
Taylor at a community cleanup at Ball State University
Before working for the Hamilton County SWCD I worked next door at the Noblesville Street Department as an Urban Forestry Intern. I have other experience working for Hamilton County from my previous internship as a vector control technician for the Health Department. In my free time I love to spend time outdoors, hike, draw, and explore nature. I also love foraging for wild food so expect to see some recipes in our future newsletters! I'm most passionate about environmental education, engaging people, using fun resources to make learning exciting, and of course, protecting the environment. I hope to bring a lot of creativity into the soil and water conservation district and add an interesting viewpoint into the projects we do here. I look forward to working with you!