Program Year: 2021
Project Partners: United States National Forest Service, Anacostia Watershed Society, Baltimore Compost Collective, and Blue Water Baltimore
Program Dates: June 6, 2021 – July 2, 2021
Leader(s): Anna Lynch and Gracie Kelleher
Ages of Corps Member: 18 – 27
The purpose of our conservation crew was to provide communication accessible space for crew to grow in their way in the field. The most unique aspect about CorpsTHAT was communication between crew leaders, crew members, Corpsthat admins, and interpreters is in ASL. There is no conservation crew like this around the world. We got to educate our contact project about our language and culture. We got to meet passionate project contacts who gave their time toward nature in many different ways. We got to witness, learn, and get to work with them! Several times, while working we got to be called “crew angels” by the Appalachian trail SOBO/NOBO hikers, horse riders, and hikers. It was such a huge honor to be called by them. We served most of our work at George Washington Jefferson National Forest; Greyson Highland, southwest section of Virginia for three weeks. Ended our work at Anacostia Park, a small city park, Baltimore compost collective’s farm, and in between route 40 in one week.