Tonya Johnson

PARK NATURALIST
MARYLAND-NATIONAL CAPITAL PARK AND PLANNING COMMISSION

Areas of Expertise:
Environmental Education
Environmental Interpretation
Environmental Management
Outdoor Recreation
Volunteering
Watershed Issues
Youth Development

Tonya Johnson

Tonya Johnson is an outdoor enthusiast who loves helping youth of all ages enjoy memorable educational experiences in nature. For the past 17 years, Tonya has been a Park Naturalist with Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission working at facilities including Clearwater Nature Center, Watkins Nature Center, Mount Rainier Nature Center and Bladensburg Waterfront Park. Tonya studied biology and sociology at The University of Texas at San Antonio, Fayetteville State University, University of Maryland, College Park and University of Maryland, University College. She is currently working on a Master’s of Science in Environmental Management at UMUC.

Tonya is the recipient of the 2008 Prince George’s County Award for Best Youth Volunteer Group, the 2010 Governor’s Service Award for managing the best volunteer youth group in the State of Maryland, and the 2016 Governor’s Service Award for the American Indian Village Creation Project, a project that can contribute its success to the 300 teenagers who help build the village from the ground up.