The Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute (MTRI) has just released a video about local volunteer Jeff Craft from Bangs Falls. Jeff has been volunteering at MTRI more than 5 years. Jeff started volunteering at MTRI as part of his work at Penny Lane in Liverpool but has continued coming in every Monday and Friday.
Jeff Craft, a long time volunteer with MTRI, is featured in a new video by the organization.
The video is on MTRI's YouTube channel which also features short videos about local wildlife and research projects.
"The video is a chance for us to thank Jeff and give the public an overview of how he and others help by giving their time to charities like MTRI," says Sarah Adams, a summer student who produced the video.
During his time at MTRI Jeff has worked on a variety of projects including old growth forests, flying squirrels, common loon, and Blandings' turtle monitoring. The projects he has most enjoyed working on have involved getting out on the water in a canoe. At the field station Jeff also does work on the grounds at the MTRI field station to keep them looking neat and tidy.
Jeff was recently awarded with a plaque at the Volunteer Walk of Honor at Kejimukijuk National Park and Historic Site. This plaque represents Jeff's more than 250 hours of volunteer work that he has done for MTRI and Kejimukjik.
Located in Kempt NS, the Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute is a independent charitable research organization that relies on many hard working and dedicated volunteers. Every year the work completed by the volunteers from MTRI and its partners, including Parks Canada, and Bird Studies Canada amounts to over 10,000 hrs.