Conservation Corps Newfoundland and Labrador Celebrates 20 Years With
The Great Big Green Team Clean Up!
Volunteers in Mount Pearl Are Getting Caught Green-Handed!
Mount Pearl, NL- Conservation Corps Newfoundland and Labrador is celebrating 20 years of youth employment with a series of “Great Big Green Team Clean Ups” taking place throughout the province! The event taking place in Mount Pearl will start at 10am on July 31st
, 2012. Volunteers are asked to meet at Park Place Community Centre for a safety orientation briefing before starting the actual clean up of the site.
This local event is just one of the nearly twenty coordinated clean ups taking place throughout Newfoundland and Labrador during the first week of August. The “Great Big Green Clean Up” is the first of its kind for Conservation Corps Newfoundland and Labrador and is a fitting tribute to celebrate 20 years of environmental and cultural heritage conservation. Each event will be marked by the cleanup itself followed by a thank you celebration, and will involve Green Teams, community and corporate partners, as well as local volunteers.
Executive Director Terry McNeil is proud of what Conservation Corps Newfoundland and Labrador has accomplished in its 20 years, and sees the merit in marking the occasion with an event of this magnitude, “Conservation Corps Newfoundland and Labrador has a long-standing tradition of youth employment, and in our 20 years we have seen over 2000 young people move through our various programs. We have always strived to help improve our partner communities, and I believe the Great Big Green Team Clean Up
is just one more way we are giving back and saying thank you to the youth of our province for helping us achieve so much over the past two decades.”
Conservation Corps Newfoundland and Labrador’s Green Team Program has proven that it offers more than just a summer job. It has provided more than 2000 young people with important skills and experiences that reach far beyond what most traditional youth employment programs offer.
Conservation Corps receives funding from the Department of Advanced Education and Skills, community and corporate partners. Conservation Corps would like to recognize all of our partners for their support and thank them for all of their hard work and dedication in the development of this year’s projects.
For further information on the Great Big Green Team Clean up taking place in Mount Pearl, please contact Green Team Leader Kristin Murphy at 709-690-9426 or email email@example.com /or Regional Supervisor Heidi Kavanagh at 709-690-6378 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
General inquiries may be directed to Executive director, Terry McNeil, at (709)729-7267 or (709)728-2166 or email email@example.com
Conservation Corps Newfoundland and Labrador is dedicated to providing youth with training and employment in environmental and cultural heritage conservation.