Americorps Project Conserve is a national service program. In the fall of 2010, members came from across the nation to dedicate themselves to serving Western North Carolina for an 11-month service term. The 2010-2011 slate of SAHC members were phenomenal!
Chris Coxen and Allison Kiehl served as Stewardship members assisting the Stewardship & Conservation Planning Director with our annual monitoring visits for all conservation easements, helping to actively manage the properties that the organization owns, and assisted in baseline documentation report creation. SAHC is fortunate to have Chris and Allison remain temporarily employed through specific program work.
Claire Hobbs served as PR and Outreach member assisting the Membership Director in organizing and leading guided hikes, expanding the outings program and special events, prepared articles for written outreach materials and media, and kept on-line communication sites updated. We just found out that Claire got a job with our partners, the Appalachain Trail Conservancy at their Harper’s Ferry, Va headquarters. Congratulations Claire!
Ella Wise served as the Land Protection member assisting both the Land Protection Director and the Farmland Program Director with requests from landowners and farmers who want to learn about their conservation options and pursue conservation easements or land acquisitions with SAHC. Ella is now traveling abroad and loving life!
It is SAHC’s goal to provide the Member with many professional development and networking opportunities. We aspire to provide them with work place skills they can utilize in future endeavors. We also seem to get attached and hate to see them go!
SAHC is fortunate to be a part of the Americorps Project Conserve program! Our next group of members begin work on September 6.