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Andersen employee assists with volunteer cleanup at Afton State Park

Conservation Corps Minnesota
August 13, 2010

For immediate release
Contact: Cindy Green, Development Director, 651.209.9900 x16 cindy.green@conservationcorps.org

Photo cutline: Kurt Neuburger, a contract employee with Andersen Windows in Bayport, piled up vegetation that he helped clear from a rocky riverbank in Afton State Park while volunteering with Conservation Corps Minnesota. 

Volunteers and Conservation Corps Minnesota youth program members cleaned up a section of the scenic St. Croix River near Afton State Park’s beach and fishing pier on July 24. They pulled plants, shrubs and small trees that had encroached on the rocky banks. In three hours, their work was complete, opening a clear vista of the river for park visitors. The beautification project was made possible by the Fred C. and Katherine B. Andersen Foundation, which also supports youth participants from the St. Croix Valley.

Kurt Neuburger spotted the volunteer opportunity on Andersen’s website and decided to devote his morning helping to improving one of his favorite state parks, where his family was camping for the weekend. The New Hope resident is an experienced camper who has visited almost all of Minnesota’s state parks. “I had a blast helping out,” Kurt said. “Spending a few hours with a fun group of kids in nature can hardly be called work.”

Thank you Kurt for your service to the St. Croix Valley and our valuable natural resources!

 

About Conservation Corps Minnesota

Conservation Corps Minnesota, a nonprofit service organization, provides meaningful work for young people in managing natural resources, conserving energy, responding to disasters and leading volunteers. The Summer Youth Corps unplugs teenagers from modern conveniences for eight weeks in the summer to live, work and learn outdoors.

For more information on Conservation Corps programs, call (651) 209.9900 or visit www.conservationcorps.org.