Environmental Corps Builds a Playground

Let’s KaBOOM! this. On Thursday, September  20th 6 crew members/leaders and I went to Bastrop to volunteer with the Bastrop Long Term Recovery Team as Build Captains with KaBOOM!– a non-profit organization focused on keeping play in children’s lives by constructing

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Student Learning Academy at United Way Day of Caring

A few months ago, I decided to join Austin AmeriCorps Alums despite the fact that I am currently serving as a crew leader with the Environmental Corps. Prior to this position, I worked with AmeriCorps VISTA in Ithaca, NY and

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Environmental Corps in TPWD Magazine

We’ve had a smooth summer with only a few days over 100 degrees and even some rain in July. It’s making those 2011 chainsawing-in-the-115-degrees tales sound more mythical and less threatening to our first years! The crews have been all

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Service Learning Academy works with Habitat with Humanity

As an Environmental Corps Crew Leader, I am accustomed to working hard and getting sweaty, but its usually in the context of a park, woodland, or forest. On June 6th, the SLA Crew Leaders and Members got a taste of

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SLA Environmental Corps Partners with the City of Austin

The City of Austin gave the SLA Environmental Corps the opportunity to do GIS/GPS training for a 6 week long project. Six members were selected to go out in the field throughout the neighborhoods collecting data for damaged sidewalks, curbs,

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Environmental Corps at National Trails Day

National Trails Day took place on 2 June 2012 and ECorps sure was busy! We had 6 different work sites throughout Austin, doing everything from invasive species removal to building armored drains and putting up cedar rail fencing. Our members

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