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Farewell and Thank You, 2023 AmeriCorps Members!

October 27, 2023

AmeriCorps members and Phil Preston

We recently said farewell to LRCT’s extraordinary 2023 Lakes Region Conservation Corps members, Rebekah Jardon, Allison Larme, and Peyton Brown. We were so grateful to have had this hardworking crew as part of LRCT since May.

This is the fourth year LRCT has participated in the LRCC program, and it always proves beneficial to our conservation mission. Aside from providing hands-on support, bringing in members who are starting their careers in the environmental or conversation field brings in great energy, new perspectives, and enthusiasm to LRCT’s land conservation and stewardship work. We are so grateful for their contributions.

Stats from the Season:

  • 12 Excursions Led or Assisted

  • 60 Miles of trail improved

  • 56 Volunteers Worked with

  • 28 Acres of Land Improved through Terrestrial Invasive Species Removal

  • 12 Properties monitored

AmeriCorps members, kiosk install
AmeriCorps member, invasive species pull

Notable Highlights:

  • Built a new trail up to the viewpoint at Mt. Pleasant
  • Helped build a new bridge over the stream at the southern end of Goose Pond at the Sugarloaf Ridge-Goose Pond Conservation Area, making the trail safer and more accessible.
  • Repaired trail erosion controls at Castle in the Clouds, Red Hill, Sugarloaf Ridge, Copple Crown, and Belknap Mountains.
  • Rerouted a portion of the Backwoods Trail at Sugarloaf Ridge-Goose Pond Conservation Area for a drier, easier trail.
  • Represented LRCT at the first annual Lake Winnipesaukee Day in Wolfeboro
  • Developed great relationships with LRCT’s volunteers, staff, trail visitors, and CE landowners.

Thank you, Rebekah, Allison, and Peyton! We wish them the best of luck as they head on to their next adventures!