A local farmer is being recognized for her work connecting Hoosiers to the natural areas in the region and building a network of young farmers.
Liz Brownlee, executive director of Oak Heritage Conservancy, has been named a 2021 Hoosier Resilience Hero by the Environmental Resilience Institute at Indiana University for her commitment to the environment.
“I was totally surprised by the award,” Brownlee said. “It’s a pretty cool program, and I’m honored to be a part of it.”
“They take nominations from all over the state. Then they recognize 12 or 13 people, and I got to be on the radio for Earth Day for a program all about the heroes,” Brownlee said. “It was neat to see the diversity of people who were being recognized, including high school students, farmers and people from all over the state.”