"Conserving our air, our water and our natural resources is a national priority, and young people want to help.
Paul Bindel, SCA Mass Parks AmeriCorps 2008
We did not roll up our sleeves.
We proofed ourselves in plastic and walked
into the rain, to slough in rocks,
to upturn stones. We set them so they
would not wiggle. We imagined what lay
below a mossy corner, a foot of dirt,
by plunging our bars and craning our ears
for the pitch of the ting. We heard muddy
earth give a parting smooch with a schwack
"When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop, striped and dotted with continents and islands, flying through space with other stars all singing and shining together as one, the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty."
John Muir, 1915
-- from Scott Kinghorn, NPS
by Tau I. Robinson-Farrar
After hearing a phenomenal presentation at the Department of the Interior, it was time to leave for our service projects. As we were making our way to the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens (the location for our service project) I asked Alex, a high school student from New Hampshire, how he felt about the presentation.
Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne speaks to attendees following the opening ceremony.
Lindi L. Harvey, National Park Service Deputy Director