Montana Conservation Corps are Volunteers of the Game!
Volunteer of the Game
AmeriCorps Members with MCC recognized at Bobcat Game
Sept. 17, 2011
The Governor’s Office of Community Service will recognize Montana Conservation Corps (MCC) and their outstanding AmeriCorps members as the “Volunteer of the Game” during the 9/17 MSU Bobcats home game.
“I send my thanks to all the Montana Conservation Corps AmeriCorps members for helping our communities prepare for flooding and clean up after the water receded,” said Governor Brian Schweitzer.
During the flooding this spring, MCC members filled sandbags in the Bozeman and Missoula communities. This summer, MCC collaborated with other National Service programs and volunteer organizations to clean up flood damage in the Roundup area. Over 100 volunteers helped reclaim and manage land by repairing and clearing more than five miles of fence line, removing debris, and stacking usable firewood. MCC members also helped reduce flooding in the Billings area by removing a logjam.
“They [MCC] worked hard, were very respectful and a great help in our flood recovery,” said Jennifer Bergin, Roundup rancher.
Read more about MCC's work with flood clean up at KULR8.com.
Learn about the Montana Conservation Corps at mtcorps.org.