Environmental Educator Spreads Passion for Nature

April 3, 2019
Winchester Sun (KY)

The Chinquapin Oak on Winchester’s Traveling Trail has grown in an open environment for likely it’s whole life, spreading its roots and branches far and wide, rising to its fullest potential. Erin Sliney, Clark County’s newest environmental educator, said she’s been learning more about venerable trees of the Bluegrass and Clark County’s unique landscape, since joining The Greater Clark Foundation team in October 2018. “It’s unique and lush and beautiful,” she said. Sliney, 29, is an environmental educator and AmeriCorps service member serving Clark County at GCF through AmeriCorps’ Environmental Education Leadership Corps (EELCorps), an AmeriCorps program funded through Serve Kentucky and offered exclusively in Kentucky. The Kentucky Environmental Education Council administers the program.

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