TerraCorps-AmeriCorps Update

A TerraCorps-AmeriCorps Member tried out a weed wrench at SVT's Memorial Forest Reservation in Sudbury.

We are pleased to welcome Matt Morris as a TerraCorps-AmeriCorps member for the 2019-2020 service year. Working with our Stewardship staff, Matt will recruit and train volunteers, monitor properties, fight invasive species, and maintain trails. He is a recent graduate of the University of New Hampshire.

Matt replaces Trevor Nelson, who concluded his year of service in July.

In addition, Sara Amish has begun her second year of service with our Land Protection staff. As part of her responsibilities, Sara will develop workshop programs for our many partners and will perform in-the-field assessments of conservation properties.

On August 30, SVT led a training session for 40 new TerraCorps members at Memorial Forest in Sudbury. The participants pulled invasive glossy buckthorn plants, and many had their first chance to use a key stewardship tool--the weed wrench!

TerraCorps is part of the national AmeriCorps program that engages more than 75,000 Americans in service at nonprofits each year. TerraCorps is a Massachusetts-based program that works with conservation organizations in the state.