On the Radio: AmeriCorps work in Iowa

This week’s On the Radio segment covers the environmentally-focused work that AmeriCorp members will be doing in southeast Iowa. Listen to the audio below, or continue reading for the transcript.

Muscatine and Louisa counties in southeast Iowa will be getting some environmental help from eager, young visitors this spring.

This is the Iowa Environmental Focus.

Ten AmeriCorps members will work to improve area prairies with controlled burns. They will also teach students about the environment.

Corp members will be working with the Louisa County Conservation, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Nature Conservancy to help with land management.

The members come from all across the United States. In addition to their AmeriCorps jobs, they are expected to complete a minimum of 80 hours of community service work.

Muscatine and Louisa counties will certainly benefit from the AmeriCorps assistance this spring.

For more information on AmeriCorps volunteer work in Iowa, visit iowaenvironmentalfocus.org.

From the UI Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research, I’m Jerry Schnoor.

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