CCC Instructor Honored for Forestry Contributions

Article by: Janet Paulson

Horticulture instructor Bruce Nelson has been named the recipient of the 2013 Mary Rellergert Forestry Education Award. This award, named in honor of Mary Rellergert, who was a tireless advocate for forestry education, is designed to recognize significant contributions to the advancement of public information, education and understanding of forestry.  

Nelson teaches a variety of courses at Clackamas Community College, including arboriculture, organic farming, insect identification and pruning. His love for plants, people and insects (not necessarily in that order) encourages him to also use his talents in many ways outside of the traditional classroom setting. 

He has volunteered for many years with Friends of Trees, helping them to train volunteers, and assisting with tree planting projects. He also helps his neighborhood elementary school plant and maintain trees on the school grounds. He and his wife grow a large garden at home to provide fresh produce for meals and preserving.  

The Rellergert Forestry Education Award is awarded by the Oregon Department of Forestry, the Oregon Forest Resources Institute and the Oregon Natural Resources Education Program. Nelson was selected for his passion and dedication to forestry education and for his work engaging adults, educators, and youth in learning about Oregon forests. 

The award will be presented at the Oregon Board of Forestry meeting on March 5 in Salem. For more information, please contact Loretta Mills at 503-594-3292 or email lorettam@clackamas.edu.

Contact the Public Affairs Office

Oregon City - 19600 Molalla Avenue, Oregon City, Oregon 97045

Email us: publicaffairs@clackamas.edu

Call us: 503-594-6000

RSS Feed

Recent NewsRSS Feed

Dave Hunt sworn in THUMB

Dave Hunt Named to CCC Board of Education

Dave Hunt, executive director of the Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition, has been appointed to the Clackamas Community College Board of Education. He will fill the position vacated by the retirement of Judith Ervin in December, representing the Gladstone area.  Full Story
A Clackamas Rep logo THUMB

Clackamas Repertory Theatre’s ‘Breakaway Series’ Begins January 24

Clackamas Repertory Theatre begins its sixth annual semi-staged contemporary play series, "Breakaway," on Saturday, Jan. 24. The series, formerly called Sundays at Three, now includes a Saturday evening performance as well as a Sunday matinee. The featured plays are by American playwrights, and all are area premieres. Full Story
CCC_instructor_mingo_honored_by_governor THUMB

CCC Instructor Receives Governor’s Award for Innovation

Clackamas Community College instructor Andy Mingo received the Governor’s Award for Innovation this week for his work educating students for careers in the rapidly growing film industry in Oregon. Gov. John Kitzhaber presented the award for “Innovation in Education” at the Oregon Film & Television Office’s annual awards event.  Full Story

Upcoming Events

Date: 1/28/2015  Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Gregory Forum ABC (G108ABC)
View Event
Date: 1/28/2015  Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Community Center Mall Area
View Event
Date: 1/28/2015  Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Randall Gym (R104)
View Event