AmeriCorps

Each year, the Squam Lakes Conservation Society partners with the Lakes Region Conservation Corps (LRCC) to welcome two AmeriCorps members to our team. The AmeriCorps members in these positions will complete training with other members of the LRCC, but the day-to-day work will be through SLCS.

LRCC-SLCS members will work on a variety of projects including managing SLCS preserves, monitoring conservation easements, removing invasive species, refreshing boundary marking, and combining GIS and fieldwork to create baseline documentation for newly conserved lands.  Members will also help develop and utilize social media networks to advance SLCS’s mission. Members will get exposure to all levels of land conservation work in a community that places a premium on the protection of its natural resources. For the SLCS’s full position description please click here.

SLCS is a nationally Accredited Land Trust and an active member of the Land Trust Alliance and the NH Land Trust Coalition. The Squam Lakes Conservation Society’s (SLCS) is a small regional land trust with a mission to preserve the unique quality and character of Squam by protecting lands for present and future generations.

We have completed our hiring for Americorps staff for the 2022 season. Check back in January of 2023 for more opportunities with SLCS.

 

Meet Emily Carty & Emerson Phares (Em & Em for short)

Emily is from the great city of Sweden, Maine. She recently graduated from Bates College with an anthropology major. Having grown up on the edge of the White Mountain National Forest, she has always been fond of the outdoors, and decided to join LRCC after a summer internship at a local land trust. Some of her favorite hobbies include hiking, cross country skiing, skating, running, and playing basketball. Aside from those pursuits, she spends most of her time baking, finding dogs to pet, or listening to history podcasts!

Emerson is from Dayton, Ohio. She can usually be found hiking, baking, kayaking, or hanging out in her hammock. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton with a BS in Environmental Biology where she was able to grow her interest in protecting ecosystems in a forestry research lab where she worked. She has been involved in a leadership and civic engagement group called River Stewards at UD for the past 3 years where they focus on protecting and promoting the Great Miami River to the local community. She was also fortunate enough to study abroad in Australia and experience their beautiful landscapes with unique creatures. She is excited about joining the Squam Lakes Conservation Society to kick off her career in conservation! She is  especially eager to meet like-minded people who are passionate about making a difference by protecting the natural resources lakes provide us.

2021 AmeriCorps members Cat and Skye putting in some miles to conduct some of our annual easement monitoring.

2020 AmeriCorps members Ben and Sophie putting the finishing touches on a kiosk for Unsworth Preserve.

2019 AmeriCorps members Jules and Dane taking a quick break for a photo with the SLCS Volunteer Monitoring Team.

2018 AmeriCorps members Emily and Maddy finishing up an electronics clean-up project at an SLCS property.