The Lakes Region Conservation Corps (LRCC) is an AmeriCorps service program that develops skills and experiences for conservation professionals. LRCC members are the driving force behind the Squam Lakes Association’s conservation efforts. The program provides hands-on conservation work experience and numerous certifications over a broad range of areas, which ensures that LRCC members are capable of independently approaching a variety of tasks in the environmental conservation field. SLA's members remove invasive species from the Squam watershed, manage and act as caretakers at our backcountry campsites, maintain the SLA’s 50+ miles of trails, educate the public on local and regional conservation initiatives, spearhead reports on conservation efforts, lead SLA volunteer crews and ensure the daily functioning of the Squam Lakes Association’s programs.
While conservation journals have traditionally been SLA specific, we are happy to announce that we will be sharing conservation stories from members at all eight of the Conservation Corps host sites. We were excited to welcome 17 new members to the LRCC this May, bringing our total driving force to 25 conservation leaders! We cannot wait to see the positive impact these members will have on the region this summer! You can read more about the Lakes Region Conservation Corps and our eight host sites here.
In this week's conservation journals you can read about Cole's experience with trail work before the new members arrived.
SLA's new member Danielle has already dove right in (literally) to supporting and sharing our mission in her conservation journal.
Micaelie from the Lake's Region Conservation Trust shares her experience with trail work training.
SLA's new member Dawe shares the whirlwind of emotions and growth they foresee this summer serving at the SLA in their conservation journal.