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    Stewards VISTA Member Gather for 3-Day Training Pennsylvania

    August 6, 2018 | In early May, 34 Stewards AmeriCorps VISTA members descended on the Capital Retreat Center in Waynesboro, PA for a three-day leadership development training. The Stewards VISTA members met with Stewards staff and VISTA Leader, networked with each other and participated in educational sessions focused on everything from grant writing to securing government jobs. 

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  • Sam Wallace

    Member Spotlight: Sam Wallace, Purgatoire Watershed Partnership (AmeriCorps VISTA)

    Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement

    August 2, 2018 | This quarter, Stewards VISTA Sam Wallace of Purgatoire Watershed Partnership in Trinidad, CO continued to maintain and expand the River Watch Program which monitors water quality for local rivers. 

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  • Porter County Fair

    CVA Member Helps to Increase Volunteer Opportunities

    Community Volunteer Ambassadors

    August 1, 2018 | Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is more than just beaches, with over 50 miles of trails, monthly ranger-led programs, and several species of rare plants. Our volunteers help maintain our park, whether by working in the field to remove bittersweet or staffing the visitor center on busy weekends.

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    Member Spotlight: Jamie Faselt, Glacier Nationa Park/Blackfeet Schools (AmeriCorps VISTA - Tribal)

    Ancestral Lands Program

    August 1, 2018 | “This has been the most fun day, ever! I’m a scientist!” A happy phrase heard by Jamie Faselt, Glacier National Park Tribal VISTA, following a summer program hike. Jamie’s time spent with East Glacier students from early spring through the summer, has definitely made an impact. 

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    Member Spotlight: Kaitlyn McGlamery, USFS Southwest Region in New Mexico (USFS Resource Assistant Program)

    USFS Resource Assistant Program

    July 24, 2018 | Kaitlyn McGlamery is an intern with the U.S. Forest Service’s Resource Assistant Program. She is currently in her second term with the USFS Southwestern Region in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She works primarily with the Special Uses program for the Region’s 11 Forests, determining permit compliance with policy and regulations, screening new permittees, and performing site inspections. 

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    Member Spotlight: Alyssa Fortune (Traditional Trades Apprenticeship Program)

    Traditional Trades Apprenticeship Program

    July 24, 2018 | Alyssa Fortune has been honing her trade skills with the Historic Preservation Training Center since 2017, when she was a member of the inaugural Traditional Trades Youth Initiative (now known as the Traditional Trades Apprenticeship Program). 

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    Member Spotlight: Katie Willi, Ft. Collins, CO (Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance)

    Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance

    Jul 24, 2018 | Katie is currently serving her second term with Stewards in conjunction with the National Park Service. Katie is working with their Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) program working on a variety of projects.

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    Member Spotlight: Noah Hunt, Denali National Park (Geoscientist-in-the-Park)

    Geoscientist-in-the-Parks

    July 24, 2018 | It’s been a busy season for Noah Hunt, a Geoscientist-in-the-Park serving in Denali National Park. During his second term he and his coworkers have been trekking through the snowy sub-alpine tundra and forests of Denali surveying migratory birds and searching for shorebird pairs to monitor their nesting behaviors. 

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    CVA Member Attends Native Youth Community Adaptation and Leadership Congress 2018

    Community Volunteer Ambassadors

    July 18, 2018 | After conducting her Masters research on indigenous resource use in two villages living around a recently established protected area in southern Guyana, Julie Savage was left questioning some of the ethical and moral components of that research. She persistently wondered about her role as a researcher of indigenous communities, and how her position as a CVA member at Mesa Verde National Park could help her better understand indigenous issues in the United States.

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    CVA Member Assists in Developing Internship Program

    Community Volunteer Ambassadors

    July 18, 2018 | Community Volunteer Ambassador (CVA) Member, Michael Persaud, is nearly half way through his year of service at the National Parks of New York Harbor (NPNH). Michael has been an integral part of a brand new partnership between the National Park Service and St. John’s University in developing an accredited internship program that recruits and trains interns for research and interpretive programs in metropolitan New York City. 

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