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Dec 03

Washington Conservation Corps

Posted on December 3, 2018 at 1:28 PM by Allan Warren

WCC Crew?We are proud to welcome our 2018 WCC Crew: (back row) Paul McPhail, Brendan Herd, Marena Maples, (front row) Leslie Anderson, Sam Bubenzer and (not pictured) Kayla Inks, the crew supervisor. Their help is indispensable as we prepare for one of our biggest seasons yet for habitat restoration and water quality improvement.

Starting October 1, the District welcomed its Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) field crew. This six-member team (one supervisor and five crew members) is made up of young men and women who assist with a wide variety of natural resource related projects. From trail building to fencing to native seed collection, WCC crews work all over Washington State.

At the District, our crew will work directly on habitat projects to ensure that proper site prep, plant installation, and critical maintenance tasks are done. They will also work with the District’s water quality team on plantings, rain garden installations, and Depave projects. They are out in the field year-round, working hard rain or shine.

As an AmeriCorps-based program, crew members will receive an education award at the end of their term of service in early September. If you see our crew – or any others – on site or in their big blue truck, make sure to give ‘em a wave! Much of our work couldn’t be done without them and we’re honored to have them as part of our team.

 Go to ecology.wa.gov to see how you can get involved!