CLARKE COUNTY., (WTOK) - An AmeriCorp NCCC group is spending the first part of the month helping out Clarkco State Park.
“Over the last few days we’ve built a bridge, and then we also do tasks like removing trees that are potentially dangerous to the people that come in the park, cutting down underbrush that’s overgrown, helping upkeep the trails, and the general beautification of the park,” says Mallory Fahey, the community relations representative for the group.
Fahey says the experience is a worthwhile one.
“It’s been great! Our supervisor Tony, the park manager here, has been really good to us,” Fahey says. “The work has been really fulfilling, we feel like we’ve been doing a lot of good hard work here and making a really big difference, so it’s been great.”
The group hopes to make Clarkco State Park an even better experience for all who enter.
“Just to help out, to really have the people that come experience the park to give them the best experience, and maybe change the way that they view the environment and things like that,” Fahey says.
The group at Clarkco is part of a larger organization that operates across the United States.
“The AmeriCorp NCCC program is a program for 18 to 24 year olds where you get to travel throughout a region of the country and do service work for about a year,” Fahey says. “And you do things like environmental stewardship, infrastructure, working with disaster relief, and things like that. So it’s a really cool opportunity to get out in the communities and experience things that you might not get to otherwise.”
The group will be at Clarkco State Park through November 15th.