Ecology Action was once again privileged enough to receive a team from the Americorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) program. NCCC teams are made up of 10-12 young people who travel the country working on exciting and important community based projects. This team has been focusing primarily on the completion of the Circle Acres Nature Preserve remediation project as well the as the construction of the first meeting space outlined in the Circle Acres Master Plan. They have made some incredible headway having completed all of the site's roughly 1.5 miles of trails and they have broken ground on the meeting space with the 2,000 square foot building site cleared and 16 massive holes dug for the foundations.
This has been one of our best NCCC teams yet, bringing a ton of energy and enthusiasm to every day of work. They are camping on-site at Circle Acres during their stay here and have developed a pretty awesome little village in the clearing just in front of the building site. These are some hard core young people who take their individual commitments to community service very seriously. We are incredibly proud to have the opportunity to host and get to know them and will be very sad to see them go at the end of next week. The good news is, we were just notified that we will be receiving two more teams in the new year who will be working with us at Circle Acres from January until April. Look for more news from the this and future teams here and on our facebook page.