Lee Fisher of Crofton
Volunteer work: Ms. Fisher has been a volunteer with Maryland Save Our Streams (SOS) for almost two years.
Volunteer's comment: "I've always been an outdoors person and have always enjoyed the outdoors. Working with Save Our Streams sounded like something good to do to help the environment.
"The first cleanup I went to, in February of '91 at Saw Mill Creek, we hauled all sorts of things out of there. Tires and even old refrigerators. Helping out made me feel good. It snowed a little bit that day, but still about 40 people showed up.
"This year I'm on the phone-a-thon planning committee. We do a phone-a-thon once a year to try to enlist new members, get donations and get people interested in SOS.
"This Saturday, starting at 9 a.m., we're going to be doing a cleanup of a stream in Crofton. I call it Jessica's Stream, since a young girl in the area, Jessica Snowden, wrote a letter to the EPA [Environmental Protection Agency] about it. Then the EPA contacted SOS."
About the volunteer: Ms. Fisher has been a lifelong resident of Anne Arundel County and works as an accounting specialist for Giant Food. In addition to her career and volunteer work, she is taking courses at Anne Arundel Community College toward a business management degree.
Her daughter, Roxanne Fisher of Annapolis, has worked along with her mother on several cleanup efforts by SOS.
About the organization: Maryland Save Our Streams, founded in 1970, has its office at 258 Scotts Manor in Glen Burnie.
Anyone wishing to assist with Saturday's cleanup in Crofton should contact the SOS office. Trash bags and gloves are provided. Participants should bring a light lunch.
For more information or to volunteer, contact 969-0084 or 800-448-5826.
"Volunteer Spotlight" is compiled by Kevin Harrison. To recommend someone, call the Anne Arundel Bureau, 315-8911, any time, fax information to 315-8916 or mail it to: The Sun for Anne Arundel, 8131 Ritchie Highway, Pasadena 21122.