AmeriCorps NCCC crew helps the Seashore

December 05, 2016 Posted by: Michael Barber
An AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) crew of ten members is currently working at Cape Hatteras National Seashore to clear overgrown vegetation in the Frisco Campground and along the Billy Mitchell Road. The crew is living and working in the park until December 16.

AmeriCorps NCCC helping with vegetation

AmeriCorps NCCC trimming vegetation

On Saturday, December 3, the crew participated in a local beach cleanup on Bodie Island for their Community Engagement Day of Service. The purpose of the event was for AmeriCorps NCCC members to meet and interact with the local community, while providing helping hands in a project that is beneficial to the community. The crew and five volunteers removed more than seven garbage bags and two front end loader bucket loads of wood and debris off the beach.

AmeriCorps NCCC crew at beach cleanup

AmeriCorps NCCC crew with heavy equipment

AmeriCorps NCCC crew during beach cleanup

What is AmeriCorps NCCC?

"AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) is a full-time, team-based residential service program for individuals ages 18 to 24. NCCC members are organized into 10- to 12-member teams and serve in local communities in all 50 states and U.S. territories. The mission of AmeriCorps NCCC is to strengthen communities and develop leaders through direct, team-based national and community service." The service areas include natural and other disasters, infrastructure improvement, environmental stewardship and conservation, energy conservation, and urban and rural development. The crew members have diverse backgrounds and experience. For more information about AmeriCorps NCCC, visit http://nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-nccc.

Submitted by:

Nicole Loiseau
Volunteer Coordinator

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