We carried our weapons on our backs. The sprayers with three gallons of herbicide (Roundup Pro, Garlon 4, and Habitat) weighed us down, but lightened as we showered the brightly dyed chemicals onto leaves that would then drip with the
On September 12th, 2014 AmeriCorps members all across the nation celebrated the 20th anniversary of the creation of AmeriCorps. The date was marked with events from the White House to community food banks. In Texas, events were held at UT
Goose Island is a relatively small State Park near the town of Rockport, TX. The park is thickly vegetated – filled with Coastal Live Oaks, Youpon Holly, Mustang Grape, and Greenbriar. Like most upland coastal habitat in South Texas the
Earlier this month, our crew traveled to Galveston, TX to take part in a 2 week training program held by the Gulf of Mexico Foundation’s Restoration Technology Training Center. This program was the first one ever held and covered many
This is the second year that Texas Conservation Corps has partnered with the US Forest Service to provide leadership to their Youth Conservation Corps program in East Texas. Participants aged 15-17 were recruited from Kennard, a small town near the Davy Crockett Forest, and
Lake Brownwood State Park is a place where visitors can rent cabins or pitch a tent for a night and enjoy swimming, boating, hiking, and much more. Red Crew spent 11 days there for a fuel reduction project in late
At the time of writing this entry, the Trails Across Texas Crew has spent an entire month of our lives in Cooper Lake State Park. Cooking, eating, cleaning, sleeping, working, etc. In addition to the routine, we’ve survived a tornado
“Get out of here! Go away. GO. AWAY.” Headlamps flicked on sporadically, and bobbed out of their tents. A handful of strained voices, containing equal parts anger and exhaustion, pierced through the quiet of the cool evening. “Oh my God.
Day 1. No Warblers. Our Field Crew was sent to work in Sunset Valley for two weeks. Sunset Valley is a small city (about a square mile) contained within southern Austin. The City of Sunset Valley wanted us to do some
On April 1st, a beautiful spring day in Texas, the Trails Across Texas (TAT) crew once again rolled northward to Cooper Lake State Park. The sunshine and roadside flowers (bluebonnets, paintbrushes, and firewheels) invigorated the crew after a shortened break.