Tuesday, September 07, 2010

New Americorp Members Join Monday Creek Restoration Project

The Monday Creek Restoration Project has two new Americorp members joining them for 2010-2011. Elise and Emily will be valuable assets to the project in the coming year. We are looking forward to all of their great accomplishments in the coming year. Continue reading below to find out a little bit more about them!

Elise Gage completed her undergraduate education at The Ohio State University in 2008, receiving a Bachelors Degree in Environment and Natural Resources with a focus on Water Law and Policy. While in college, Elise held an internship with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife, where she worked to manage and maintain the state’s wildlife website and other online information.

Enthusiastic about the outdoors, Elise enjoys spending time learning, experiencing, and teaching others about Ohio’s natural resources. She believes great work can be accomplished for the environment when a community is brought together with common goals and interests for a sustainable future. Elise is looking forward to working closely with the local community to help restore the health of Monday Creek Watershed.

Emily Hammon is originally from Logan and graduated from The Ohio State University in June with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Education and Interpretation. Hoping to put that degree to good use, Emily is excited to start her position at MCRP and to embark on a new journey into the world of watershed restoration. Her work will include water quality sampling, community outreach and service projects, and environmental education activities with students and residents of the watershed. She looks forward to working with Monday Creek partners, Rural Action, and the neighboring watersheds in the coming year and contributing to the inspiring work these organizations do.