|Nothing demonstrates one's commitment to a cause more than volunteering and working hard for it! CRCL wants to recognize two inspiring people who dedicated a year of service as AmeriCorps members through the Louisiana Delta Service Corps: Avery Young and Zoe Swartz. Avery and Zoe could have chosen to pursue work elsewhere for much better pay (AmeriCorps members are required to live on a small stipend), but instead they dedicate themselves each day to strengthening our communities and environment through coastal restoration.
Avery Young – Habitat Restoration Assistant – Avery graduated from Prescott College in Arizona with a degree in Conservation Biology, and was able to spend multiple semesters doing estuarine restoration and fisheries surveys in Sonora, Mexico. Since graduating, she has worked on field biology projects in the Southeastern US, including the Great Smoky Mountains and Cumberland Island National Seashore. She will be coordinating and managing volunteers for the Habitat Restoration Program, helping to plan and implement restoration projects, and helping with Oyster Shell Recycling events when those start up again.
Zoe Swartz – Outreach Assistant – Zoe graduated from Tulane in environmental studies and has just come back from working with communities in Thailand. She will be working with us as an outreach assistant in the Outreach and Engagement program for the next year. Her skills, experience, and education will be a great addition to the team as we work on the fisheries transition and traditional ecological knowledge projects, and other outreach and engagement activities.
Join us in wishing Avery and Zoe all the best as they complete their terms of service at of the end of July, 2017.
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