Auburn, Calif. April 27, 2017 – A team of 10 young adults from the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) is serving with the Placer Land Trust in Auburn from April 10, 2017 until May 16, 2017.
The Placer Land Trust has protected over 8,000 acres in Placer County since their inception in 1991 and is dedicated to preserving and enhancing these lands for the community. The AmeriCorps NCCC team will assist with conserving these lands in the form of trail construction and maintenance, removing invasive plant species while planting native species, flood plain restoration, and fuel load reduction.
The AmeriCorps NCCC team, known as Green 3, is helping to achieve the Placer Land Trusts’ mission to conserve “wild open spaces and natural playgrounds that add to the quality of life and are an essential platform to connect people to themselves, others and the land”. The staff and community encourage this environmental stewardship in order to keep these lands as part of their community now and forever.
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One community member that Green 3 met while at Loch Leven Camp told the team, “It’s such a good experience for young people to get out, get work experience, and help the community.” While each member of the team may have had their own reasons for joining AmeriCorps NCCC, they all have the common goal of helping others through their service.
The AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) and its FEMA Corps units engage 2,800 young Americans in a full-time, 10-month commitment to service each year. AmeriCorps NCCC members address critical needs related to natural or other disasters, infrastructure improvement, environmental stewardship and conservation, and urban and rural development; FEMA Corps members are solely dedicated to disaster preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery work. The programs are administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). CNCS is the federal agency that engages more than five million Americans in service through its AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, Social Innovation Fund, and Volunteer Generation Fund programs, and leads President Obama’s national call to service initiative, United We Serve. For more information, visit NationalService.gov.