On March 7th, Manchester CLC members visited Bear Brook State Park, home of the SCA New Hampshire Conservation Corps. In the morning, NHCC member Jim Vidoni led an ecology hike through the park to Smith Pond. CLC members learned about different tree species found in the park and their importance to the ecosystem.
After lunch, the crew was treated to an introduction and question and answer session about the NHCC program, the SCA and conservation career paths. When asked why returning CLC members continued to participate, Chris Mealey described his experience from a conservation crew. “It gave me opportunities to do things I never thought I could do. Last year I helped build a rock staircase, which was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.”
Later in the day the members worked on presentations for the Annual SCA Earth Day Celebration at Veteran’s Park in Manchester. This year we are working to install a Green Roof (roof-top garden) on a Manchester Public School. At the Earth Day celebration, the members will be presenting how green roofs work, their history and benefits.