Blog

Aug
9
2017
by Kristen Lee

Apply Now for the 2017-2018 Program Year!

AmeriCorps Project Conserve seeks dedicated individuals to fill 3 full-time...

Jul
27
2017
by Kate Nelson

As my second AmeriCorps term comes to a close, I find myself looking back on the many things I learned these past two service terms. Twenty-two months of leading groups of volunteers...

Jul
21
2017
by Hallie Zeedik

As Trails Coordinator for the Town of Lake Lure, one of my responsibilities it to organize and lead river clean-ups in Rutherford County.  Coordinating the clean-ups is usually a big task. I make...

Jul
15
2017
by Natalie Rothenberg

This past month has been elk calving season here at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. I was fortunate enough to tag along with the Wildlife Rangers and search for cows giving birth to their...

Jul
10
2017
by Jen Adams

I often hear people talk about how they would like to get more involved with volunteering in their communities, but never know where to start. After 10 months of leading and coordinating volunteer...

Jul
1
2017
by Laura McPherson
Dancing together at the Life after AmeriCorps Training

Anyone who knows me well knows that I am a big family person.  My biggest fear before (and after) accepting my AmeriCorps Project Conserve position was how far away I was going to be from the...

Jun
26
2017
by Seth Young
The job of recreational engineering is not one of building trails into lovely country, but of building receptivity into the yet unloving human mind.
Aldo Leopold...
Jun
24
2017
by Amy DeCamp

Have you ever been pumpkin picking? Wine tasting? Corn-mazing? Then you have participated in agritourism! As the word implies, agritourism is the intersection of tourism and agriculture.  A more...

Jun
20
2017
by Haley Smith

Throughout my nearly two terms with AmeriCorps Project Conserve, one of the most rewarding pieces for me has been the opportunity for professional development and, in turn, my increased ability to...

Jun
19
2017
by Seth Young

One of the best parts about a service term with Project Conserve is the learning and service opportunities outside of your host site.  Usually once or twice a month, Project Conserve members come...