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Removing invasive plant species can be really fun! Until of course, the week has passed and you realize you’ve spent the entire time removing invasive plants… and somehow you have managed to get poison oak not just on your arms, but your ankles as well… Whoo! Welcome to our first week this season!
Yes, it’s true; there’s a limit to the number of days in a row...Read more
There we were in the middle of the NH McLane Audubon Center, when all of the sudden we heard the mighty call of the American Bald Eagle, “chirp chirp squeak chirp”. It wasn’t what you’d expect coming from this awesome bird of prey, but it was still an amazing experience to see one perched just 30 feet from where we were standing. The McLane Audubon Center had an amazing sanctuary where they kept rehabilitated raptors, or birds of prey. From the deep mysterious stares of...Read more
Finally the week is coming to an end. It was a tough week for the CLC leaders, but we were still enthusiastic about our preparation for Saturday’s event. The members were excited about the upcoming Concord Audubon event and were looking forward to see the facility participate in some great service and learn about the history of the Audubon. First though, we had to really get the Audubon’s mission across. The CLC leaders felt that the best way to do that was to play some relatable board games! Of course, like most of the members of the SCA, we couldn’t just have an entire day of sitting...Read more
The CLC leaders were a little burnt out from our day of service with all the AmeriCorps groups of New Hampshire. It was a unique experience to be able to do some great community service with the rest of the AmeriCorps groups; it was also a very rewarding and humbling experience. At the end of the day we were brought back to Manchester where we were anticipating the next education and preparation night at the Salvation Army. We were beat but still excited to see our members again!
This week’s meeting we went over the importance of diversity. Of course, with everything we do...Read more
This week SCA Manchester packed up our bathing suits and suntan lotion and headed to the beach! Well that was a bit of an exaggeration, although not quite sunbathing weather; we were still lucky enough to have great temperatures in the mid 40’s. A great beach day compared to the wintry mess we will be experiencing the rest of the week. We counted ourselves blessed for this and enjoyed an amazing day in the beautiful coastal areas of Jenness and Rye beaches.
This was our best turn out for an event thus far this year. A whopping eleven members met us at Salvation Army first thing...Read more
Seals were on our brains for most of this night. Everyone was excited about the nice(er) weather ahead and the beach cleanup event that we had scheduled for the next day. Of course, since we were going to be headed to the beach we really wanted the members to learn about the ecosystem of the sea coast. Our event was going to first take place on Rye beach, then it was going to be moved into the Sea Coast Science Center (SCSC). The SCSC is a well-known non-profit marine science education organization located on the New Hampshire coast. It is well known for...Read more
We were excited to have the first ever Manchester CLC overnight at the Salvation Army. It was a great way to show our members how we can have as much fun indoors as we can have outdoors. Our members showed up to the Salvation Army with their sleeping bags, pillows, PJ’s, and toothbrushes. They were ready to see what the CLC leaders had in store for them. It was going to be an interesting event, since the SCA is traditionally known for hosting in the great outdoors. We joked that at least we wouldn’t have to worry about bears raiding our tents at night....Read more
We were prepared for the start of this beautiful day. The leaders woke up to a beautifully warm day with clear skies. It was a relief to finally get a day where the temperatures were above freezing. It was even surprising to see the snow melting on the dirt roads. Again, we woke up early and got on the road to the Salvation Army where our members would be waiting for us. We tormented the members once again with a haunting game of “Bob, the weasel”, the members would agree that although the game is a lot of fun, it is still creepy to have a circle of your...Read more
We were happy to see new members at our Ed & Prep night. It goes to show that our recruiting must be going a long way. Seeing new faces really gives us a rewarding feeling of accomplishment.
Once again we started with member of the week. This week our shining star was Leia Brennen-White! We were very happy to present pictures and fun facts about her on the projector screen. We then informed the kids that today’s preparations will include an introduction to bluebird box building. They were excited to hear that information. After the...Read more