CELEBRATE ROCKLAND CONSERVATION & SERVICE CORPS ‘SUMMER OF 2014’ ACHIEVEMENTS

ROCKLAND COUNTY PRESS RELEASE

NEW CITY, NY  —  Local residents are invited to join members of the Rockland Conservation & Service Corps (formerly Rockland County AmeriCorps) to celebrate the hard work and accomplishments of the 2014 Corps summer program.

As part of the event, the 21 Conservation Corps participants will offer interactive presentations detailing their environmentally-focused projects at seven sites throughout Rockland County.  This year’s projects included the maintenance and construction of walking and hiking trails within County parks, planting and beautification of local open spaces, drainage and flooding mitigation on behalf of several municipalities, recycling initiatives and outreach with the Rockland County Solid Waste Management Authority and developing Hudson River fish advisories with Cornell Cooperative Extension.

County Executive Day is also scheduled to attend the event to thank the youth for dedicating this summer to improving Rockland’s outdoor landscape.

The celebration is scheduled for Thursday, August 7th at 1 p.m. at the County of Rockland Legislative Chambers, 11 New Hempstead Road, New City.  Demonstrations, guest speakers and video presentations will run until 4 p.m.

The Rockland Conservation & Service Corps is designed for youth 17 and older who seek to spend 300 hours between June and August engaged in environmentally based local service projects.

All are welcome!  For more information, please call (845) 708-7308 or e-mail rcamericorps@co.rockland.ny.us.