Iowa Corps receives volunteer award

Front row, from left: Amy Yoakum (Story County Conservation), Chris Severson, Allison McIntosh, Theo Westhues, Katie Thompson, Josh Meggers. Back row: Jake Geiger, Teddy Lasky, Kristilee Halpin, Cat Redmon, Ethan Theis, Mark Wilson.Conservation Corps Iowa recently received the Community Category award at the 7th Annual Story County Youth Volunteer Award ceremony on April 29. The award recognized Conservation Corps Iowa members for their invasive species removal, prescribed management burns, savanna restoration and prairie seed collection in Story County over the last four years. In addition, Iowa corps members were acknowledged for representing Story County and Iowa through Hurricane Sandy cleanup efforts and tornado relief in Joplin, Missouri and Stafford, Kansas. The awards are given annually by the Volunteer Center of Story County and Iowa State University Student Activities Center.