Americorps team helps Nevada County maintain biodiversity

May 12, 2017
The Union Newspaper (CA)

Americorps has pulled several hundred pounds of Scotch Broom from conservation easements around Nevada County over the past four weeks, and they continue to work on habitat restoration projects throughout the county. The team is working with Bear Yuba Land Trust as part of its 10-month restoration and disaster relief tour of the country. So far, they have been to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where they responded to issues caused by extreme flooding, as well as Portland, Oregon, and Catalina Island. "Oregon got record amounts of rain and snow this year," said Gia Wadler, the team's leader. "We had to stop work early some days just to avoid the threat of hypothermia." The team has also battled hot days in Nevada County, and has completed important restoration work despite the conditions.

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