Thank You AmeriCorps!
3/10/2013 12:05 PM
This coming week is AmeriCorps Appreciation week. I wanted to take a moment and talk about how much we appreciate the AmeriCorps program, and those volunteers that have been part of SHADOW.
The AmeriCorps program provides wonderful opportunities for young people in our country to go out into their communities and give back. Their service is invaluable to the organizations and communities that they serve, offering their skills to improve our communities and environment throughout the US. Here at SHADOW we have been lucky to have two wonderful volunteers.
Our first volunteer Keerti served with us in 2011-2012. She is a passionate and talented teacher who dedicated her time to implementing and improving our Wilderness Adventure and Outdoor Preschool programs. Her passion for education and the environment was evident and her work has been important for the SHADOW programs that many in the community enjoy today.
Keerti (on the right) outside of the Richter Interpretive Center.
Many of you have probably met our current AmeriCorps volunteer Darren. Each week he can be found leading a group of volunteers onto various parts of our property to do restoration work. Through these efforts he and our volunteers have removed many of the invasive species on the property and replaced them with native plants, enhancing the beauty and health of the land. In addition to the restoration volunteers he also helps our interns to improve their skills and knowledge while contributing a great amount of high quality work to SHADOW.
Darren motivating kids for a restoration project.
Thank you AmeriCorps
AmeriCorps is an important program here in the US. It is a wonderful resource for non-profits like SHADOW, our communities, and to the volunteers themselves. It is an organization filled with passionate people who are willing to dedicate their lives to improving our world for future generations and making a difference.
Do you have any experiences with Darren or Keerti? Please share them and say thank you for all of their hard work!