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Dec
15
2015
by Dana Bradley
The group of volunteers that helped with the Broad River Fall Sweep

Deciding to serve with AmeriCorps Project Conserve for a second term was an easy decision. My position as the Trail Stewardship Coordinator for the Town of Lake Lure allows me to  interact with a...

Dec
10
2015
by Justin Young
Ethnobotanist Marc Williams teaches the group about edible and medicinal properties of native plants in WNC

            We inhabit a land riddled with history, both cultural and biological. People cannot act as good stewards of the land without a familiarity of its past. On a chilly December morning the...

Dec
8
2015
by Corinne Fretwell

One of the biggest issues I have found in conservation so far is getting people to care about it. Of course this is the first obstacle in any plight, but it seems to me like a no brainer. Why ...

Nov
23
2015
by Anna Alsobrook
Rule # 2

This is my second term as an AmeriCorps member with the French Broad Riverkeeper.  I came back for a myriad of reasons - the most important probably being that I loved the duties of my position. ...

Nov
13
2015
by Christine Cochran

Phenology. You may have not heard of this word before, but if you have noticed the change of ...

Nov
6
2015
by Chelsea Rath
A private view.

As I “grow up” – what does that even mean? – I’ve really come to appreciate the moments I have to myself. It’s in those moments that I discover things about myself that never seemed to show...

Oct
30
2015
by Ansley Roberts

“You all are a blessing”. In our second week of service, Ellen and I were pretty surprised to hear this. While I appreciated the comment, I didn’t feel like we had earned that kind of sentiment...

Oct
16
2015
by Amy Schmitte
The Beautiful view from Hawk’s Ridge at FENCE

As a returning AmeriCorps member at the Foothills Equestrian Nature Center, FENCE, I have been able to quickly fall back into my role here as the education assistant. Being a returning member...

Oct
9
2015
by Amanda McManaway
Blue-stain fungus

It will probably come as no surprise to anyone that I love being outside. Even now as I type this at my desk, I’m staring out of the window in the office, wishing I could be ‘out there’: on a...

Jul
30
2015
by Megan Rayfield
AmeriCorps members at CMLC pose for one last photo in the Ironwood Square Arboretum behind CMLC's Hendersonville office.

Time flies. We all know it; we all feel it more profoundly with each year that goes by. When I think back to the beginning of my AmeriCorps term, just last...