Kristin Gies | Executive Director
received an AS in Landscape Horticulture from MATC; a BS in Botany from Concordia University; and a MS in Environmental Science from Concordia University.
Since 2007, as the director of the Mequon Nature Preserve
is living her
dream - giving back to the community she
grew up in and a career that she
is passionate about.
ith Kristin's leadership, MNP
offers a series of educational programs to students K5-college and have helped over 6,000 low income children experience the outdoors and learn about nature up close and personal - free of charge."It is rewarding to be able to go into work every day knowing that you are helping children who have never experienced the world without concrete learn about nature and all its wonders."
Kristin interacts with members of MNP's surrounding communities to continue to be a guiding example of restoration by returning an urban/suburban area to the woods and wetlands it once was.
and the staff at MNP
create an environmental educational conservancy and natural habitat that inspires and cultivates stewardship, encouraging visitors to get off the path.