Faith Henrichs – Naturalist
Introducing Wapello County Conservation Boards new Naturalist, Faith Henrichs! Faith completed the Conservation Tech program through EICC then transferred to Western Illinois University where she studied Recreation, Parks, Tourism & Administration with a minor in Environmental Studies. While in college, she was a Natural Resource Technician for the City of Bettendorf where she worked exclusively at Forest Grove Park – a 95 acre natural area. After graduating with her B.A., she joined AmeriCorps as an Iowa 4-H Environmental Educator for Scott County Conservation Board serving at the Wapsi River Environmental Education Center. While serving Scott County Conservation, she facilitated a wide variety of programs ranging from sustainability to macroinvertebrate studies to Leave No Trace workshops.
Faith stated, “Ever since I can remember, I have always loved the great outdoors. Growing up, I spent a lot of my time outside playing in our backyard mud pit, climbing trees, catching bugs and going on family camping trips. In my free time, I enjoy frolicking the great outdoors, paddling, and fly fishing. I feel very fortunate to be in a position that aligns with my personal passion and values. I am excited to be able to spread awareness and land stewardship about our natural world. I’m thrilled to be here with Wapello County Conservation Board and I look forward to meeting more of the wonderful individuals that make up this county and surrounding areas. Please stop by Pioneer Ridge and say hi! I can’t wait to meet you!”