Congressman John Sarbanes To Join Chesapeake Conservation Corps Volunteers On Monday

| April 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

On Monday morning at 10:00am, Congressman John Sarbanes will meet with Chesapeake Bay Trust’s Chesapeake Conservation Corps volunteers to learn more about their inaugural year of service and efforts to restore and protect the Chesapeake Bay.

The Trust’s Chesapeake Conservation Corps Program, enacted by the Maryland General Assembly last year, pairs young adults with watershed organizations, local governments and other community-based organizations throughout Maryland. Over the course of the year-long program, Corps volunteers receive hands-on environmental, leadership and technical training opportunities at the same time that they provide environmental outreach and stewardship assistance to the community.

At this event, Congressman Sarbanes will join Conservation Corps Volunteers to plant more than 200 trees in the neighborhood of Heritage Harbor as part of an effort to prevent erosion and improve the water quality of the South River. The public is encouraged to come and help plant as well!

This planting, coordinated by Chesapeake Conservation Corps host organization the South River Federation, will provide Congressman Sarbanes with the opportunity to meet one-on-one with Corps participants and learn firsthand how the program has prepared them for careers in the environmental and conservation fields. Congressman Sarbanes, a longtime advocate of conservation corps programs, has sponsored the Clean Energy Corps Act, the No Child Left Inside Act, and recently introduced four critical Chesapeake Bay protection bills.

Details:

Monday, May 2, 2011 10:00 am at Heritage Harbor Community Lodge, 959 River Strand Loop, Annapolis, MD 21401

Source: Chesapeake Bay Trust

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