The Western Slope Conservation Center in partnership with the Western Hardrock Watershed Team (WHWT) will host a National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) Team in Paonia June 18-23.
NCCC teams consist of young men and women, 18 to 24 years old, and each team consists of eight to 12 members.
The NCCC team will work on miscellaneous clean up and enhancement projects at the Paonia River Park and Paonia Town Park. They will spend three days at the River Park planting trees, removing invasive and noxious weeds, and removing cobble from the trail, and one day at Paonia Town Park doing paint touch ups and sealing the gazebo.
Delicious Orchards has generously gifted free lodging to the crew at its campground, where they will be staying June 17-23.
"The NCCC Team will help the town and the Conservation Center spruce up our public parks. We are so grateful to have them here and hope our neighbors will join us in celebrating their service at our River Park Volunteer Day and Appreciation Potluck on June 22. They will also be wearing their work crew t-shirts around town. If you see them, wave hello!"
The team will spend the summer working all over Colorado for one to two weeks per site. Before coming to Paonia, the team will have worked in Silverton and Crested Butte, and will be heading to Lake City and Ouray afterwards.
Western Hardrock Watershed Team, a partnership between the Office of Surface Mining and AmeriCorps VISTA, sponsoring 27 OSM/VISTAs throughout Colorado and New Mexico, and is headquartered in Durango. For more information, visit www.hardrockteam.orgblog comments powered by Disqus