The Fairfax County Park Authority honored two Oakton residents for their volunteer work.
Cynthia Cutler and Jennifer Pradas were both two of several volunteers recognized in the park authority’s Resource Management Division 2013 Volunteer Excellence Awards.
The awards recognize contributions volunteers make to the county’s natural and cultural resources.
Cutler started volunteering as an assistant at the Sully Historic Site in 2012. She assists and leads Girl Scout and Boy Scout programs, leads interpretive programs and provides guidance to new youth volunteers, according to the park authority.
Pradas works with the county’s Invasive Management Area program and the habitat restoration of Borge Street Park. The park authority reports that she has overseen 20 workdays with nearly 150 people removing non-native invasive species.
“She shows remarkable drive and leadership, and has even won
over skeptics in her neighborhood,” an announcement from the park authority