Thursday, January 21, 2016

AmeriCorps NCCC Strengthens Community of San Lorenzo Valley

BEN LOMOND, Calif. – An AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) team, Blue Six, will be serving in Boulder Creek, Calif. from Jan. 12 to March 15. Blue Six will be serving with The Valley Women's Club of the San Lorenzo Valley and 17 other organizations to strengthen the community.
The Valley Women’s Club of the San Lorenzo Valley (VWC) works closely with the surrounding community to create awareness and to lead in environmental, educational, social, and political concerns. The Club is dedicated to community action and works closely with other local organizations to empower dozens of people, providing them with the skills and support to take a stand and make changes.
Blue Six with be helping to strengthen the community by removing invasive plant species in Highlands County Park in Ben Lomond, restoring local landscapes, and completing various renovations in and around the area. Other projects include building a kiosk for Garrahan Park, restoring bird habitat at Scott Creek Beach, and reducing creek erosion by building a bridge at Highlands County Park.
“The arrival of the AmeriCorps team represents the culmination of years of desire and hope to have restoration become an even more important goal of the San Lorenzo Valley communities. The Valley Women's Club of the San Lorenzo Valley, Santa Cruz County Parks, Boulder Creek Parks and Rec, and the community at large should be acknowledged for their support and education of this team. Their dedication to this team will advance the cause of restoration not only here but wherever the team members go in the future," said Linda Skeff, Chair of the Restoration Committee of the VWC’s Environmental Committee.

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