Marian Langan was the first director for Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center. After her untimely passing in 2017, a memorial fund was set up to continue Marian’s passion of developing a new generation of conservation stewards.
As part of the new Marian Langan Memorial Internship Program through Audubon Nebraska, two interns, Megan Petsch and Sam Cubrich, joined our staff for the summer.
They are stationed at Spring Creek Prairie, but have also spent time at Audubon’s Rowe Sanctuary on the Platte River near Gibbon. This has allowed them to gain experience in both the tallgrass prairie ecosystem and the riparian/river environment.
Megan is working with Audubon’s education program, helping with summer camps and off-site programming. Sam is part of our habitat management team, assisting with thistle removal, grazing practices, trail maintenance, and other prairie restoration duties.
While working for Audubon, they are also completing special independent projects based on our conservation priorities.
We are thrilled to have two dedicated and hard-working people assisting Audubon’s goals of protecting birds and sharing our passion with others.
We hope that the success of this initial program will allow us to gain support to continue the internships into the future.