by Caroline Fazzio, central district crew leader/ AmeriCorps member
As the year comes to a close, so too do the many service terms of Corps members all over the Midwest. While some rest in the assurance of returning for another term, others look ahead to futures beyond the Conservation Corps. As for myself, after over two years, I am hanging up my Corps hat/helmet and saying goodbye to the Conservation Corps. My future contains many question marks, but I’ll certainly carry my experiences in the Corps forward into that unknown. Looking back, my service with the Corps has been anything but conventional (two IP positions, one disaster response, a part-term on two different field crews, a full-term as a crew leader during an experimental crew restructuring, etc). To commemorate this experience, and because pictures are worth a thousand words (or so the saying goes, I think), here is a simple collage of photos from all my service terms. Thanks for the memories Conservation Corps!
The best before and after photos I could find. Removing invasive oriental bittersweet.
Photo credit: Missy Anderson, Three Rivers Parks District