Meet the Crew
October 2017 marked the beginning of the new Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) crew year. The Snohomish Conservation District has been partnering with the WCC since 2013 to contract a 6 person crew to implement riparian restoration projects and construct rain gardens throughout Snohomish County.
The WCC is a state-wide job training program for young adults aging from 18-25, and military veterans of all ages, that provides hands on experience in the environmental field. These corps members are AmeriCorps volunteers that receive an education award upon finishing their year of service. They can either use this award to attend an accredited post-high school institution, or pay on their school loans if they have already completed a program.
These 6 corps members will be out in the wet, cold, and windy weather all winter planting several of the Snohomish Conservation Districts stream restoration projects. By the end of next September, they will have contributed to over 20 acres of riparian planting and invasive maintenance, as well as constructed 15-20 rain gardens throughout Snohomish County. The WCC is a great program for young adults interested in the environmental field, and the Snohomish Conservation District is proud to be partnering with them to accomplish its urban and habitat projects.
Ali Trout, Crew Supervisor
My name is Ali Trout. I grew up in Long Beach, CA and now I proudly live in Washington. I received a degree in environmental studies and GIS certification from the University of Pittsburgh. I enjoy plant identification and blazing my own trail. My favorite part about working with the SCD is all the smiles you get when you walk in the office. In my spare time I enjoy getting lost and finding new destinations and long bike rides.
Nikki Johnson, Assistant Crew Supervisor
Hello, my name is Nikki. I grew up in Snohomish, WA. I graduated from Western Washington University in 2016 with a B.S. in Environmental Science and joined the WCC to get field experience.
Bethany McAuliffe, Corps Member
I’m Bethany. I’m a proud alumni of Washington State University with a dual degree in Wildlife Ecology and Anthropology, with a minor in Forestry. I joined the WCC because of my love for conservation and learning about plants. One day, I hope to be a full-fledged wildlife biologist specializing in aquatic species. My favorite fish is the hammerhead shark. GO COUGS.
Seth Cavin, Corps Member
Hello, I am Seth (Vitamin C) Cavin. I recently graduated from Snohomish High School. I enjoy spending my time outdoors so the WCC gave me a great opportunity to work restoration for a scholarship.
Tessa Anton, Corps Member
Hello! My name is Tessa. I am from Spokane, WA. I received a Bachelor's of Science in Biology at Gonzaga University. I love backpacking in the summer and learning about plants en route!
Logan Flotz, Corps Member
I’m Logan, I hail from Pennsylvania. I’m a musician first, but I love the great outdoors so I decided to get a job preserving and nurturing it.