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    Member Spotlight: Lily Taleghani-Nia, Community Outreach Liaison (National Park Service – Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area)

    National Park Service

    April 20, 2018 | Lily Nia, an intern with the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area in Los Angeles, serves as a Community Engagement Liasion. Her main duties involve conducting community outreach with the LA Ranger Troca, the mobile visitor center for the National Park Service on behalf of the Santa Monica Mountains. Her projects as a community engagement liaison are focused on outreach and interpretation at community park pop-ups and special events. 

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    Member Spotlight: Ricardo Escobar, Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument (Geoscientist-in-the-Parks Stewards Intern)

    Geoscientist-in-the-Parks

    April 20. 2018 | Ricardo Escobar, a Geoscientist-in-the-Park with the National Park Service, recently finished up his AmeriCorps term at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument in Colorado. Throughout his term Ricardo was an invaluable asset to the educational programs of the Paleontology Division at the Monument.

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    Member Spotlight: JoRee LaFrance, Crow Agency, Montana (Bureau of Indian Affairs WaterCorps Program)

    Bureau of Indian Affairs WaterCorps Program

    April 20, 2018 | Last summer, after a month of technical training with other BIA WaterCorps members at the University of Arizona Department of Hydrology and Water Resources, JoRee LaFrance traveled back north to serve with the Crow Water Quality Project (CWQP) in southern Montana. 

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    Stewards VISTA Participates in National Service Recognition Day

    Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement

    April 17, 2018 | Deirdre Morrison, a Stewards VISTA at Elsewhere Studios in Paonia, CO, along with other volunteers participated in a National Service Recognition Day event in April.

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    Member Spotlight: Christopher Honahnie, Ancestral Lands VISTA (Saguaro National Park/AZCC)

    Ancestral Lands Program

    April 16, 2018 | Chris Honahnie, a Stewards VISTA member serving in collaboration with the Southwest Conservation Corps’ Ancestral Lands Program, has certainly made an impact in his community. Building on his previous National Service experience as an AmeriCorps VISTA member, Chris is helping all three of his supporting organizations engage and empower the community. 

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    Member Spotlight: AmeriCorps Member Cassandra Forte in Pittsburgh, PA (Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement)

    Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement

    April 16, 2018 | In her second service term with the Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), AmeriCorps member Cassandra Forte has taken on a number of large projects including water quality testing at a nearby safari park and wildlife conservation center, The Wilds.  

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    Community Volunteer Ambassadors launched in partnership with the National Park Service

    Community Volunteer Ambassadors

    March 16, 2018 | Fifty-three young adults took the AmeriCorps pledge to “Get Things Done” and support a legacy of service and conservation stewardship at the National Park Service. These Community Volunteer Ambassadors will serve with the NPS for 50 weeks and be trained as community and volunteer engagement coordinators.

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    Student gets inside view of geosciences as Badlands National Park intern

    October 25, 2017 | This summer, Penn State student Maggie Kuzemchak ventured far outside of her comfort zone. So far, in fact, that she began the summer by moving to rural South Dakota. “I packed all of my things and moved halfway across the country to live in a small town where I knew no one,” Maggie said. Hailing from the Pittsburgh area, she fell in love with the landscape of Badlands National Park, located in southwest South Dakota, during a family road trip in 2012.

    Source: Penn State News • Stewards Individual Placements

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