Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Q&A with Our Pomfret Sanctuary Manager

Ever wonder what the good parts of the job are for someone who works as a land manager for a conservation organization? And the bad parts?

According to Andy Rzeznikiewicz, the sanctuary manager at our Grassland Bird Conservation Center at Pomfret, the answer is pretty much the same: being outside. The Norwich Bulletin ran a nice Q&A with Andy in today's paper, and here are two of the questions they asked him:
Q: What’s the best part of your job?
A: Being outside and the job changing throughout the seasons. It’s not the same thing every day throughout the year.
Q: What’s the hardest part?
A: Probably dealing with the extreme temperatures, when it’s really hot and humid and when it’s really cold and windy. And the ticks and things like that.
You'll learn a couple more things about Andy as well. For one thing, he's a wheat farmer. For another, the Working Lands Alliance recently honored him with the Farmland Preservation Pathfinder Outstanding Individual Award. Congratulations, Andy!

You can read the Q&A here.

And if you're wondering how to pronounce Rzeznikiewicz, it's just like it's spelled.

Tom Andersen
Director of Communications and Community Outreach

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