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Volunteer extraordinaire, Mr. John Glenn works his saw dubbed 'Xena' during a trail clearing trip into the Ansel Adams Wilderness with Midland High School student volunteers - photo USFS

Forest Service Mourns Loss Of Beloved Volunteer

CLOVIS  – The Sierra National Forest regrets to report the passing of beloved volunteer John Glenn on Aug. 6. They share with his family in mourning his loss and express their deepest condolences on his passing.

Cori Hayes and John Glenn – photo courtesy SNF

John was a longtime volunteer working with the Sierra National Forest, and died from injuries he sustained yesterday, engaging in the volunteer work he loved.  At the time of his passing, John was surrounded by family.

The Sierra National Forest had recently named John the “Volunteer of the Year,” as he had served 4,000 hours throughout his time with the Forest Service.

“He was not only a volunteer but a member of our family,” says Public Information Officer Iveth Hernandez. “He saw the importance of working to preserve the outdoors for future generations. His passion and love for the land made him an essential part to the operations of the forest in fulfilling our moto of “caring for the land and serving the people.'”

The Forest Service says they will continue to work with the family of John Glenn to make sure that all of their needs are being meet.

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