FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 13, 2016
Area Residents to Benefit from Environmental Stewardship programming
Washington D.C. — The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced $402 million in AmeriCorps funding to put AmeriCorps members on the ground to address critical issues in communities across the U.S.
“AmeriCorps provides organizations the support to meet critical needs in communities around the nation,” said Wendy Spencer, CEO of CNCS. “AmeriCorps members are improving the lives of millions of citizens and making a powerful and lasting impact on the toughest challenges facing our nation. We salute these AmeriCorps members for standing up and serving our country.”
Rural Action’s Ohio Stream Restore Corps (OSRC) AmeriCorps program will receive funding to continue its Environmental Stewardship activities in the region. The program’s 26 members serve at 16 host sites in Appalachian Ohio through a strategy inclusive of 5 sectors of stewardship- environmental restoration, environmental education, zero waste and recycling, access to public places and economic development through heritage tourism. OSRC, in partnership with ServeOhio (who provides administrative oversight for AmeriCorps in Ohio) works with schools, libraries and other agencies such as the Wayne National Forest and Buckeye Trail Association, to educate residents about their natural resources to build an ethic of environmental stewardship throughout the region.
Rural Action is a member-based sustainable community development organization. Their mission is to foster social, economic, and environmental justice in Appalachian Ohio. Learn more about Rural Action at www.ruralaction.org. You can also keep up with their work on Facebook, Twitter, Linked in, and Instagram.