TerraCorps, an AmeriCorps national service organization focused on connecting communities to the land, selected Sippican Lands Trust as its Service Project recipient this spring. They do this by supporting up to 36 service members annually who spend 11-months serving local nonprofits focused on land access and conservation. Throughout the year, the TerraCorps team comes together to complete large-scale service projects that benefit different communities in Massachusetts like Marion. TerraCorps plans to bring 30-35 AmeriCorps members on Friday, April 12 to tackle several land stewardship projects at some of Sippican Lands Trust’s properties in Marion. TerraCorps members will spend most of the day cleaning and pruning trails, clearing brush and helping with office tasks.
Mathew MacDonald, community engagement coordinator for TerraCorps, said that “he hopes the efforts of TerraCorps will bring joy to folks in Marion, as they celebrate the season ahead in the woods and marshes that they call home. As always and as a TerraCorps member, it’s great to be part of a team and to help an organization that cares deeply about protecting and improving land for others.”
Sippican Lands Trust Executive Director Jim Bride praised TerraCorps for its dedication and service to land conservation work around the commonwealth of Massachusetts. Bride stated that “he is grateful for this extraordinary act of service from TerraCorps members to help advance land stewardship work at some of Sippican Lands Trust’s properties in Marion.”