October 31st, 2012
Former Marine works to establish Veteransâ€™ Conservation Corps
You could say that being called to active duty following the 9/11 terrorist attacks interrupted Ben Haberthurâ€™s education at Cal State Monterey Bay. Or you might say that his active military service refocused it.
Either way, Haberthurâ€™s work both as a restoration ecologist and a veteransâ€™ advocate received a major boost recently when he was recognized with a TogetherGreen Fellowship Award from Toyota and the National Audubon Society.
Haberthur, who works for the Forest Preserve District of Kane County near Chicago, will use the $10,000 grant on an effort to encourage veterans dealing with the aftermath of their war experiences to work with nature. More…