5th District Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty met with AmeriCorp members at Macricostas Preserve in the Washington/New Preston area as the team concludes it service projects. She and the team installed garden bed frames and transplant vegetable seedlings. They worked with the Steep Rock Association to support a range of projects, including building and installing board walks along local hiking trails and building garden bed frames, and preparing the new garden for bed installation.
As part of their service, the AmeriCorps volunteers built and expanded trails, repaired and maintained structures and infrastructure, restored habitats, and engaged in community outreach in order to improve public access. The service project is sponsored by the Litchfield Hills Greenprint Collaborative, an organization dedicated to increasing the pace and quality of land conservation across northwestern Connecticut.
More than 460 AmeriCorps and Senior Corps members have served in over 90 locations throughout central and northwestern Connecticut over the last year.