April 18, 2016
The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is looking for volunteers to join friends of Green Mountain Conservation Camp for fun-filled weekends to get the camps ready for the 2016 season. This year, the GMCC Kehoe "workcation" weekend will be May 14-15 and the GMCC Buck Lake workcation weekend will be May 28-29.
"This is a very special year, because it's the 50th anniversary of the GMCC program," said Alison Thomas, education coordinator. "Both camps are doing special projects to commemorate the program, such as planting a wildlife garden at Kehoe and a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Buck Lake Education Center and Dining Hall."
Volunteers can participate for as long as they are able to - one hour, one day, or both days. They are welcome to stay overnight in onsite cabins or they can bring their own tents. Lunch and dinner will be provided.
The Buck Lake camp is located in Woodbury and the Kehoe camp is on Lake Bomoseen in Castleton. This is an excellent community service opportunity for boy scouts and girl scouts as well as for high school and college clubs.
The Conservation Camps are looking for help with general repairs, construction, landscaping, painting, plumbing, cooking, firewood, electrical work and gardening. Participants are encouraged to bring their own tools, but the camps will have some available.
For more information and to register as a volunteer for one of these weekends, please email Caroline.Blake@vermont.gov, or call 802-461-6487.
Vermont's conservation camp program is unique because it is sponsored and directed by Fish & Wildlife Department professionals -- the same people who manage Vermont's fish and wildlife species. Working biologists, foresters, wardens, and conservation educators teach young people about their role with Vermont's forests, wetlands and wildlife through interactive activities.
The Green Mountain Conservation Camp program's greatest strength is connecting young people to the outdoors. The camp program is sponsored in part through a grant from the Wildlife & Sport Fish Restoration Program.
Media Contacts: Alison Thomas 802-371-9975; Corey Hart 802-461-6487
Source: Department of Fish and Wildlife
Last Updated at: April 18, 2016 16:09:59