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Service in Coloma

Manny DeAquino, Stewardship and Outreach Assistant; American River Conservancy I pulled up to the nature center at the Marshall Gold Discovery Park and just took it in for a minute. Our family had spent hours in and around the American River Conservancy’s nature center over the…

Spreading the word about healthy ecosystems.

Ali Stefancich, River Scientist; Sierra Streams Institute I believe everyone has the right to be born into a healthy thriving ecosystem, free of disease causing environmental contaminates, with fertile soil to grow food on, clean water to drink and wild places to feed their souls….

Service Affirmations

Upon reflection for this entry, I couldn’t help but think about how I got here and where in the world I had the crazy idea to (twice) agree to a year of service, on a very small stipend in a place so far from my…

Where I Belong.

Brian de la Cerda, Immersed in the Wild Coordinator; Wildplaces I have this vivid memory of watching bats fly in the foreground of an incredible sun set over Jordan Peak here in Springville. The warm air was all I needed in that moment. I thought…

Returning the Love to California

Kiri Ando, Stewardship Assistant; Placer Land Trust So I’m back this year in my beautiful home state of California and with the opportunity to give back to her gorgeous natural scenery by serving with Placer Land Trust! I am thrilled to be a part of the…

Positive Energy from Gold Country

Eric Rubenstahl, River Monitoring Coordintaor; South Yuba River Citizens League I am pleased to deliver a sweet message from Nevada City that all is good here on the home front and stream banks. The term “settling in” has been thrown around quite a bit for the…

Use your Voice. Make the Call. Save Service

This week, Congress returns to Washington and will resume discussions about the 2012 budget. At the same time, they will also begin to identify $3 trillion worth of cuts to our nation’s budget. All programs under the Corporation for National and Community Service face devastating cuts…