SVT is entering its third year of hosting AmeriCorps members, with continuing volunteer Ashley Davies and new volunteer Beth Gula. We're delighted to continue in this very successful partnership - the Americorps program and the talented individuals it has brought to us have greatly increased our capacity in land protection and stewardship over the past two years.
Ashley Davies will be continuing in her second year with SVT as AmeriCorps Regional Conservationist. Ashley received an undergraduate degree in Psychology with a minor in Law, Policy, and Society from Northeastern University, received a law degree from Roger Williams University School of Law, and has interned with a number of land conservation organizations in New England. This year Ashley will continue to assist towns, local land trusts, and SVT in land conservation efforts, while turning her focus toward local agriculture and general outreach. Ashley is available to assist land trusts, municipalities, and citizens in SVT’s region with land protection projects and agricultural initiatives. She also conducts workshops on a variety of topics, including conservation options and planning, agricultural viability and planning, Community Preservation Act adoption, and tax benefits of land conservation. Ashley facilitates the Greater Callahan Working Group and coordinates regional meetings and collaborative land protection projects for the West Suburban Conservation Council, a local arm of the New England Wildlands & Woodlands initiative.
To learn more or to inquire about collaboration, please contact Ashley
, (978) 443-5588 ext. 121.
Beth Gula is serving as a Land Steward for the Stewardship Department. With an undergraduate degree in biology and diverse experiences in the environmental field, from outdoor education to conservation botany and trail work, Beth is looking forward to focusing on land stewardship and management during her AmeriCorps term. Beth's responsibilities include conducting annual monitoring and baseline documentation of protected properties, promoting community involvement in stewardship initiatives, and facilitating communication and collaborative projects for the West Suburban Conservation Council.
To learn more or to inquire about collaboration, please contact Beth
, (978) 443-5588 ext. 135.