160 Springview Drive, NW Gainesville, Ga 30501
Linwood Nature Preserve Restoration Continues!
AmeriCorps Volunteers Onsite April 16 - May 13.
AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps will be in residence in Gainesville April 16 - May 13 to June 4 to perform community service for environmental conservation. Our community is fortunate to be granted this national award for a major environmental conservation project by AmeriCorps, domestic version of the Peace Corps, and the NCCC, the revived Civilian Conservation Corps of Depression Days.
NCCC team members will work with the Redbud Project: A Model for Environmental Conservation and Gainesville Parks and Recreation at the Linwood Nature Preserve to develop the public nature recreation trail system. Team members will assist to develop the tract as a model for environmental conservation methods of economic development.
The Linwood Nature Preserve consists of 14 acres designated with Georgia governor’s green space funds in 2002 combined with 15 acres of Gainesville Public Utilities Department property. Because public funding has been unavailable to develop the site for nature recreation, our private 501(c)3 organization has partnered with Gainesville Parks and Recreation to accomplish this task and further demonstrate environmental conservation for soil erosion control, stormwater run off, wetlands restoration, climate control and energy conservation.
To benefit from NCCC’s community service, Redbud Project volunteers are required to provide the team members with in-service training in environmental conservation, orient them to the culture, society and organization of the city and county, and provide amenities as appropriate. Members of the community have generously agreed to assist with these aspects of the project.
The Redbud Project: A Model for Conservation of Hall County is a non-profit citizens conservation group, whose mission is to promote awareness of the biodiversity of the area's unique ecosystems and extol their economic value. Our three-pronged initiative involves (1) promoting awareness of Hall County’s treasure trove of native plants, (2) study and rescue of native plants (Redbud Chapter of Georgia Native Plant Society); (3) modeling environmental conservation methods to benefit economic development. Our webpage details our organization and activities:www.redbudproject.org
Media Contact: Julie Butler Colombini, Marketing Manager
Gainesville Parks and Recreation
770.535.3066 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Redbud Project: Margaret Rasmussen