What an opportunity, I thought. It had just been explained to us that we, the White Team of the Disaster Response Team, would spend the next two weeks planting trees throughout Bastrop county. One may think that planting trees would be
Being outdoors gives me life. It gives me strength, happiness, clarity and a sense of awe. Once I learned I was going to be at the Natural Leaders Legacy Camp in Austin, Texas with 25 other individuals who also felt
Greeting amistad You almost blew us away With your tornado Coots Every morning we watched the coots Fly in from far and near With beaks of white and eyes of red And a sleek and feathery veneer It
There are only three months left in the 1700 AmeriCorps term of service at Texas Conservation Corps. The past hitch found green crew, once again, and for the last time, in McGee Creek Natural Scenic Recreation Area. It could be
Let’s Move! Outside has been an adventure. I may not be scraping my knees or climbing mountains in the most literal since, but figuratively, I have done just that. It all started with our summit in August 2015 in San
Bastrop State Park is home to the Loblolly Pine Trees (pinus taeda), commonly referred to as the Lost Pines. Their isolated population is the furthest western location within the United States, thriving in acidic soil and reaching heights up to
Hitch number 3, done. Time is flying by. It’s a little crazy to think that 2 months have already passed. Seems like just yesterday we were sitting through a week worth of classroom time for orientation. So here we are.
So there I was, sitting comfortably, a member of the notorious Trails Across Texas trail crew. Plucked from my crew and thrown into Mississippi to lead a crew of young adults I had never met. It was a coastal restoration
After coming back from McGee Creek Natural Scenic Recreation Area for the fourth time, it has been an immense relief to work in Austin for a couple of weeks. The work here has been a great example of the breadth
We got the call on the 26th of May that we were to be deployed to San Marcos for disaster relief in response to the Memorial Day floods; the next day, Wednesday, were en route, arriving shortly before 8am.