americorps logoAmeriCorps draws college age youth from across the country to do dozens of public service projects every year. Right now, a team of those young workers are leaving their mark on a corner of the outdoor environment here in Sonoma County.

crewThe 2012 Americorps crew at the Bishop's Ranch

Sean Swift, Executive Director of The Bishop's Ranch, is very pleased to have this third team of AmeriCorps workers deployed to his retreat and conference center, which has no shortage of tasks for them to work on.

PrepTheir first big job was the excavation and revegetating of the slope above the lengthy driveway into the facility.

KirstenKirsten Martin shows offa portion of the finished landscape.



  lake surfaceThe thick layer of Azola plants now covers the lake surface so thoroughly that the water is scarcely visible.

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