“Every project that I have done or am doing depends on community involvement. Some of the work that we do — such as the Tuscarawas River tree planting — is on private property, so we need the support of the farmer and landowner along with local community members and organizations in order to raise money and have a successful planting. Water quality is something that affects everyone. No one person can make or know about every improvement that is needed, which is why community is vital to the service that I do.”
— Vicki Irr, Middle Tuscarawas River 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.