Welcome to Our New Washington Conservation and Service Corps Members

This month began the new Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) Crew’s term. These seven young environmental stewards will be with us through September 2019. The Crew Supervisor, Kelli Sheldon, was a previous Corps Member with Snohomish Conservation District in 2016-2017. We’re thrilled to have her back. And, we also hired a Washington Service Corps member in September whose focus is youth education.

Welcome (back), Sara!

Also, we’re excited that one of our Veterans Conservation Corps members, Sara Rocero, has joined our team as our Restoration Project Assistant, aka the WCC Individual Placement (IP).

Snohomish Conservation District embodies all the aspects of intersecting fields that I think are critical towards making a positive environmental impact. Habitat restoration often intersects with agriculture, along with overall conservation of natural resources. Participating in this type of work makes me feel good about coming to the office each day.”

Welcome, Mary!

We also have on staff an Washington Service Corps member whose focus is youth education. By the end of her 10+ month term, she will have taught over 3000 students around Snohomish County and on Camano Island.

“Hi! My name is Mary Hale, and I am the new AmeriCorps Environmental Educator at Snohomish Conservation District. I was born and raised in Snohomish except for my time as an undergraduate student at Western Washington University where I enjoyed studying about ecology and environmental science. Most recently, I worked as a ranger for the City of Edmonds teaching marine ecology and stewardship to primary schools in Snohomish County. I'm excited to teach just about anything related to our local PNW ecology, especially freshwater systems and salmon!”