Memories of a High School Intern

Hi, I’m Anne Elise and I’ve been interning at Dogwood Alliance for the past 5 months. I’m a high school senior and as my school year and internship are wrapping up, I wanted to share some experiences that I’ve had here at the organization since January. When I first considered the idea of an internship […]

My SOS Tour Internship and Betina

Intern Guest Post by Julianna Martinez This summer, I hoped to learn how a nonprofit organization helps bridge the gap between the input of local people and that of elected officials. I was eager to understand what role nonprofits played in influencing policy at both local and global levels. As the “Our Forests Aren’t Fuel” […]

The Value of Bottomland Hardwood Swamps

If anyone reading this has been fortunate enough to experience the wonder of a mature bottomland hardwood swamp, then place yourself in a category with few other people. Bottomland hardwoods in the Southern United States have been reduced to a small portion of what they once were for reasons anywhere from disease prevention to pine plantation development.

CAYLA Intern Kimberly Vargas Rocks

Dogwood Alliance is lucky to partner with the CAYLA (City of Asheville Youth Leadership Academy) Program each year to welcome a new youth leader as an intern. This year, we have the privilege to work with Kimberly Vargas.

Passion For the Forest Movement: My Dogwood Internship

I’ve greatly enjoyed working with others who are passionate about the environment. Thinking back on my experience at Dogwood, I can’t be anything but positive. Working with Emily, I’ve helped organize student group connections, volunteer night events and Earth Day events on campuses across the southeast, including on my campus at Brevard College.