VHCB AmeriCorps Members and Staff Team Up for Service Day Projects in Richmond, Huntington, and Williston

bridge building at Richmond Mountain Trails replacing birdhouses at the Audubon Center

Volunteers with Audubon Vermont helped replace blue bird houses along the public trails. At The Vermont Youth Conservation Corps Farm in Richmond, helpers weeded the fields and harvested some early season crops in support of VYCC’s Healthcare Share initiative. A third group spent the day at Williston Woods helping residents with outdoor projects. A fourth group worked on the Richmond Mountain Trails, building a bridge and clearing new trails. A fifth group helped the Friends of the Winooski, painting signage near street drains to let the public know that those drains empty into the river. A sixth group worked at the ReStore organizing household goods that will eventually be sold in support of building affordable housing.

“It is so good to be able to partner with VHCB to make this service day happen. We rely on volunteers to keep our trails open. Their work will really impact our ability to provide meaningful outdoor experiences,” said Debbie Archer, Teacher Naturalist with Audubon Vermont. 

“This service day is an opportunity for the VHCB staff to get out of the office and interact with our AmeriCorps members. It is a chance for the folks who normally do the behind the scenes work to come full circle and meet up with the folks doing direct service. It’s a great day where a lot of good work gets done,” says Francis Sharpstene, VHCB AmeriCorps Director.