AmeriCorps NCCC Team Restores Wetlands at Hamilton Wetland Restoration Project in Novato, California

AmeriCorps NCCC Team Restores Wetlands at Hamilton Wetland Restoration Project in Novato, California
NOVATO, Calif. – AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) team, Green 1, is serving with the Hamilton Wetland Restoration Project in Novato, California from November 7 until December 20. Green 1 consists of 13 young adults from around the United States and will serve together for 10 months.

Hamilton Wetland Restoration Project’s mission is to create a diverse array of wetland and wildlife habitats at the HWRP site that benefit many endangered, migratory, and resident species in California. The project protects various wildlife species, improves the quality of the San Francisco Bay water, and contributes to the research of future wetland restoration projects.

To help the Hamilton Wetland Restoration Project achieve their mission, Green 1 will out-plant 12,000 native plant seedlings, remove invasive species, and work with volunteers doing seed propagation.

Team Leader Lea Sanders expresses, β€œIt’s amazing to be a part of the Hamilton Wetland Restoration Project. We are so grateful to have such a passionate and knowledgeable project sponsor Christina McWhorter. We are part of a four-year project and we are very excited to complete the work that three other AmeriCorps teams have started. We have an opportunity to make a tremendous impact, not just in the Novato area, but this project will also impact wetland restoration projects across the world.”