Volunteer Profile: Jennifer Trucano and Cameon Eisenzimmer
Richmond National Battlefield Park welcomes two volunteer summer interns, Jennifer Trucano and Cameon Eisenzimmer, all the way from the Dakotas. They were recruited through the Student Conservation Association (SCA). This organization locates interested volunteers from all over North America and places them with state and federal conservation agencies like the National Park Service. Jennifer and Cameon will be working with Kristen Gounaris-Allen (whom you may recall from an earlier profile), the Resource Management Specialist this summer on several important projects. These include earthwork monitoring, trail maintenance, an invasive plant inventory, and GPS inventories of park signs, cultural attributes and boundary monuments.
Jennifer comes from South Dakota and is minoring in Environmental Science at Wake Forest University. She enjoys being in a city with so much history and is busy learning the local flora. Cameon comes from North Dakota and is majoring in Archeology at Minnesota State University, Moorhead. She is very interested in Civil War history and is busy mastering the story of Richmond during the war.
Midway through their stay at Richmond National Battlefield Park, Jennifer and Cameon have already completed much of the work that was laid out for them and are wonderful additions to the park staff. We hope they return to their universities as more well-rounded people for having spent the summer at Richmond National Battlefield Park.