Meet third term Wild Keeper, Olivia! Livy is based in Pennsylvania and has been close to nature for as long as she can remember sharing that, "
When I was younger my mom founded an environmental elementary school so I’ve always been super into it."
Her favorite ways to access and enjoy nature are through sunbathing, taking hikes, and paddle boarding and share that as a woman "it’s very hard for me to feel comfortable walking alone and I always want to enjoy being outside but it’s hard when I’m carrying pepper spray and a knife to keep myself safe."
Learn more about Olivia below!
Keep Nature Wild: Between mountains, deserts and forests, which would you pick?
KNW: What is your favorite adventure snack?
O: Monster trail mix!
KNW: What is an experience that has shaped your relationship with nature/ the outdoors?
O: An experience that helped shaped my relationship with the outdoors is paddle boarding with my dog and having a pod of dolphins swim under us and around us. It was very eye opening and made me want to help them more.
KNW: What is one thing you'd love to bring more awareness to in the outdoor space?
O: Pollution and damage to the ocean. A lot of people think dropping their trash in the suburbans wont have a large scale affect but that’s exactly how we’ve gotten numerous garbages patches in the ocean
KNW: What is your favorite thing about being a Wild Keeper?
O: The many connections I’ve made and support
KNW: What has picking up trash outdoors done for you?
O: It definitely opened my eyes to how much trash is everywhere it’s so hard to “ignore” it now when everywhere I look I’m thinking about how many lbs of trash there is
KNW: Roughly how many pounds do you think you've picked up since you became a Wild Keeper?
O: Around 2600 due to my earth day cleanup!
KNW: What goals do you have for this year? (or beyond?)
O: I’m working on creating a law that will protect ocean life from boat propellers by requiring prop guards on boats.