Winter is always an exciting time of year at JCWC. Apart from the sometimes dicey weather, it’s “go time” for a lot of our field work (hello, bare root planting season!), our volunteer restoration program kicks into gear (special shout-out to our newly-trained Creek Crew leaders!)…and, for the seventh time in the past nine years, we have the great fortune to welcome a team from AmeriCorps’ National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) program!
This year’s mighty crew is comprised of 12 members, hailing from all over the country. The Gold 4 team will be serving with the Council (and at Camp Namanu, where they stay during their time here) for the next nine weeks, and will provide invaluable help to both our riparian restoration efforts and outreach and recruitment for volunteer events, including our 22nd annual Watershed Wide Event. They’ll also help lead service learning trips with local schools, and provide leadership assistance at upcoming volunteer events. Welcome and thank you, Gold 4!