Blog

May
25
2017
by Ben Linthicum

It is hard to believe that eight months have already gone by. Over this term I've had the pleasure of contributing to a Firewise program (helping to remove combustible forest materials from around...

May
9
2017
by Micaela Hyams

One of my favorite professors in college, Katie Lynch at the University of Oregon, used to remind us that environmental education does not and should not sit solely in the science classroom.  For...

May
4
2017
by Britney Tatters

Spring is here, and with days full of sunshine I am most content working outside.  I have designed and began construction of Foothills Equestrian Nature Center (FENCE)’s new nature playspace.  I...

May
3
2017
by Madison Olle

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May
3
2017
by Kristen Lee

AmeriCorps Project Conserve seeks dedicated individuals to fill 34 full-time positions serving critical conservation needs of western North Carolina. Each member will serve 1700 hours during an 11...

May
3
2017
by Seth Young

Polk County is one of the smallest counties of North Carolina nestled in the “Foothills” of the Blue Ridge Mountains and bordering South Carolina.  It maintains an old Appalachian feel with small...

May
1
2017
by Jen Adams

On Tuesday, April 25th, AmeriCorps Project Conserve members celebrated National Volunteer Week by volunteering with Bounty and Soul at Dr. John Wilson Community Garden and at their St. James...

Apr
24
2017
by Jonathan Feldman
Sadi clears leaves away from a home

As AmeriCorps Project Conserve members, one of our responsibilities is to organize a training or service project for the rest of the team of 32 to participate in. I volunteered to help organize...

Apr
7
2017
by Kristen Lee
National Volunteer Week service day at Holmes Educational State Forest in 2016.

AmeriCorps Project Conserve welcomes people with any skill level who want to volunteer during National Volunteer Week (April 23rd through April 29th). Volunteer events will...

Mar
24
2017
by Emily Israel

Reflecting on my service term thus far, the “elevator speech” that I give to explain my position (and host site) has been less satisfying than I once anticipated. The issue isn't that it doesn’t...