“I am a firm believer that conservation work is not truly successful without the support and engagement of community members. Being able to work with our volunteers keeps me connected to the community and helps me to be creative in my service while striving to find ways that we can do projects safely despite the pandemic! I am currently working on a virtual field presentation for the salamander migration event typically held at the arboretum! The pandemic has been a really challenging time for many of us. Through service, I can provide some sense of normalcy and continued education.”
— Jessie Dickson, Dawes Arboretum

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.

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