Phoebe Ward joined Parks & Trails Council in April 2022. Prior to this, she served as a Lead for Minnesota Fellow with the City of Little Falls, where she collaborated with various community partners to advance City goals. Her childhood experiences with Minnesota’s parks and trails system inspired her to pursue a Master’s degree in environmental conservation from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She feels very lucky to now be able to work alongside the friends groups that have dedicated themselves to protecting these valuable pieces of our natural heritage. In her spare time, she enjoys walks in nature, gardening, and exploring local historical sites.