The Golden Poppy Award recognizes outstanding individuals, corporations, and organizations for their contributions of leadership, time, and/or financial resources to protecting and enhancing state parks and the California environment. Botany Society member Terry Hunefield is one of this year's honorees.
Here are the comments about his award from the Volunteers Gala: "Terry Hunefeld was an invaluable contributor to the Botany program last year; namely showing up to nearly almost every class lecture/field trip, teaching lectures, mentoring new members, weighing in on important decisions and training development, photographing identifying and uploading hundreds of park plant observations to iNaturalist to a database both the SD Natural History Museum and the Park can use for management use, identifying and reporting new populations of invasives, leading plant walks, and generally inciting enthusiasm, curiosity, positivity and motivation in all new and old members to learn new plants and make observations. This season his contagious enthusiasm and high quality work has continued and spread in other ABDSP programs in naturalist society and outreach at the VC. He was recently elected as a Botany Society Steering Committee member for the 2018-2019 year."