“Through the watershed, everything is connected. Connections don’t always have to be visible to be valid. That being said, it can be hard to notice the connections if you can’t actively see them. I often find myself not seeing how I connect with the communities I serve. I stay connected to my communities by continuing to serve in my watershed to help ensure all the great work in the Raccoon Creek watershed persists for years to come.”
— Ashley Smith (front right), Raccoon Creek Partnership Watershed
National Service with the Appalachian Ohio Restore Corps is a way to “get your hands dirty” while helping local communities. The skills and connections you gain will stay with you for the rest of your life.