Media Resident Gorman served 1700 hours with AmeriCorps
Last February, We did a short story on a Media resident, Janet Gorman, who served in the Maine Conservation Corps.
We received an update where we learned that Janet served 1700 hours as part of AmeriCorps and has successfully finished her program.
“The past eleven months have gone by too fast. I am so grateful for the experiences I have had this year at Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge. From coordinating volunteers to removing invasive species around rare plant sites, I was afforded the opportunity to merge several of my passions. Maine Conservation Corps was a rewarding and full experience; thank you to everyone that helped make me a better person than I was eleven months ago!
Now that the program is over, I plan on living in Maine and working locally while applying to graduate schools. My hope is to be in school next fall, studying restoration ecology and the biology of invasive plants. Until then, I will be saving money and planning a trip to the Pacific Northwest next summer.”
Ms. Gorman served with two other members from Pennsylvania: Steven Valleys, and the program director, Jo Orlando.
We extend congratulations to Ms. Gorman, and wish her the best in her future endeavors. It’s this spirit of giving back to community that makes Media – and this country – such a great place to live.
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