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Conservation corps update

April 3, 2013 · Updated 11:07 AM

Parents, educators, counselors, youth and curious folk are invited to the next Orcas Youth Conservation Corps meeting, Monday, April 8 at the Funhouse Commons at 5 p.m. with a potluck.

Agenda items are: summer projects, equipment needs, and crew member logistics. Local Conservation Corps provide county-wide environmental conservation activities for youth. Trail building, restoration plantings, and biological monitoring and other land and beach projects are in the works.

Participants in grades eight to 12 receive a stipend when projects are completed.  Volunteer opportunities are open for community members.  Applications will be on hand.

The Lopez Island Conservation Corps and the San Juan Island Conservation Corps are partners with the Orcas Corps for the inaugural year.

For info, call Morgan Meadows at 376-9213.

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