New AmeriCorps Team January through March 2015
They’re back! Jug Handle’s application for an AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) Team was successful-and we have been assigned a new Team beginning January 15 through mid March.
The crew consists of five young women and three young men from all over the United States-Michigan, Texas, Georgia, North Carolina, Idaho and Illinois. Team leader Shannon Sullivan, is from Chicago, Illinois.
The team, Green 3 – The Green Tree Lizards, are a passionate and fun loving bunch who are committed to making a change in the world to make it a better place. Their past project experience includes work to help the homeless; work in community gardens and parks; facilitating community festivals; work for a food bank and food delivery service for children and the elderly and some work with trail building and environmental conservation.
We welcome the team: Shannon Sullivan, Team Leader; Tyler Zarkie, Peer Helper, Alexa Timmreck; Rafael Samano; Jade Francis; Gabriel Bainbridge; Alison Dixon; Audrey Feather. Click here to see the photos and short bios.
During their service for Jug Handle Farm and Nature Center, Green Three will be restoring several areas with native plants; removing invasive exotics; tending to previous native plant installations; working at the native plant restoration nursery; undertaking educational trails maintenance and revitalizing educational gardens. Half their time will be shared with State Parks, Mendocino sector; where they will be working with Skye Nickell at several State Parks doing restoration, maintenance of trails and fence work.