Texas Conservation Corps Completes Work on Emma Long

“One man’s unsustainable corrosion is another man’s righteous gnar.” -from an online comment expressing the delicate balance and frustration involved when incorporating erosion control and environmental protection into a well-established and well-loved trail system.    Emma Long Metropolitan Park is

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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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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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Service Learning Academy finishes Zilker Nature Preserve Project

After two months of hard and diligent work, the Service Learning Academy Crew finally wrapped up an epic trail project within the Zilker Nature Preserve.  The students had the opportunity to learn new technical skills including masonry, stonework, and basic

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