Leigha Matthews interned at Conservation Corps NL’s Communications Assistant from June to August 2020. Leigha is studying Political Science at Memorial University of Newfoundland. I started my summer job with Conservation Corps Newfoundland and Labrador (CCNL) as their Communications Assistant at the start of June 2020. This job held many surprising aspects. Being someone who […]
By Jennifer Blundon and Sofia Quijada Jennifer Blundon and Sofia Quijada are members of Conservation Corps NL’s Green Team with the City of Mount Pearl. They spent their summer caring for the Forest Avenue Community Garden and, along the way, they also learned about the history of the garden and Forest Avenue area. Today, the […]
Green Team members Sarah Broders, Micoya Kelly, Jonathan Foote and Andrew Moulton partnered with Smallwood Crescent Community Centre this summer to keep the natural spaces in their community clean. They also worked hard caring for the community’s garden beds. Read on to learn how the team cared for sunflowers, marigolds and hostas. The Team’s Favorite […]
Amanda Wilson is an independent author based in Newfoundland. She is a fiction writer, mental health advocate and blogger. Her debut novel, Where Land Meets Sea, was published by Amazon earlier this month. Amanda shares her experiences living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and Postpartum Depression through her blog, as […]
Gurzint Singh is the Team Leader for the O’Brien Farm Foundation Green Team. This is Gurzint’s second summer on the O’Brien Farm Green Team. Gurzint is studying Mechanical Engineering at Memorial University of Newfoundland and graduated from Holy Heart of Mary High School in 2019, where he received the Electoral District Scholarship. He is a […]
Thank you to our Green Team members, community partners, staff and Board of Directors for their hard work this summer! Despite the challenges presented by COVID-19, we had an incredible summer across the province working with communities on cultural and environmental conservation projects. Learn more about the Green Team program here.