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Planting saplings and seedlings; team deems it “tree-rific”

Written on: April 21st, 2010 in Blackbird Creek ReserveStewardship

After arriving back at the Estuary from our exciting spring breaks – some of the AmeriCorps NCCC team traveled to Virginia while others went to Washington DC, Connecticut, and north to Wilmington – the team was ready to start working again. On Tuesday, Wolf 3 got WET and WILD. In other words, we were trained […]

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Wes Strikes Back: The Return of the Chipper

Written on: April 16th, 2010 in Blackbird Creek ReserveStewardship

Our first activity of the work week: yep, that’s right, a boat trip down the St. Jones river all the way to Bowers Beach and back. The boat was in the capable hands of Wes Conley. Kate sat up front and taught us about the river erosion, the duck blinds, and other environmental issues facing […]

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AmeriCorps NCCC has arrived at the Blackbird Creek Reserve

Written on: March 29th, 2010 in Blackbird Creek ReserveSt. Jones ReserveStewardship

After finishing a month of intense training, i.e. sitting in classrooms for hours and hours, our team, Wolf 3, has finally arrived from Perryville, MD to make a difference in Dover. The team hails from all over the country with each member ready to dedicate a year of service to the country. We found out […]

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Playing in the Dirt

Written on: March 19th, 2010 in Blackbird Creek Events and ProgramsBlackbird Creek ReserveCoastal Training ProgramStewardship

On March 17th at the Blackbird Creek Stewardship Center, 30 adults had a chance to play in the dirt and sand!  The DNERR’s Coastal Training Program hosted the immensely popular Wetlands Restoration Construction Techniques workshop.    The participants were from non-profit organizations, state agencies, county government, and private contracting companies.  All of which who were interested in […]

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NCCC visits the Blackbird Creek Reserve

Written on: March 10th, 2010 in Blackbird Creek ReserveStewardship

On March 2, team Badger Five from AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) set out from our Atlantic Region campus in Perry Point, Maryland, for our first mini-project of the service year.  After weeks of preparation, we could hardly wait to leave the confines of campus classrooms to make use of our training. Our mission […]

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