Lisa Bauer is the President of the Friends of the John R. Park Homestead. She began volunteering at the John R Park Homestead Conservation Area when she was a university student and has continued with ERCA for more than 20 years. She has also involved her family as volunteers. This past spring Lisa received a Provincial volunteer award for her two decades of service.
Lisa has been a leader in planning Homestead events. She juggles her work schedule at Caesars Windsor and her school hours at the University of Guelph and manages to attend almost every special event. Her contacts in the equine community brought horses back to the Homestead for special days.
Lisa was elected by her peers as Vice President and later President of the Friends of the John R. Park Homestead. In this capacity she represents all the volunteers at meetings of the Homestead Advisory Committee, and is the longest serving member of this committee. She has been particularly active in contacting federal and provincial elected representatives to advocate for student employment programs in the conservation areas. She’s an accomplished fireplace cook too!
There would be no Homestead without volunteers. Thank you to Lisa and all of the Friends of the John R. Park Homestead.