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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 21, 2018 – Barnstable County AmeriCorps Cape Cod Welcomes 23 New Members

By on September 24, 2018 in Misc, Press Releases, Recent News
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 21, 2018

INFORMATION FROM BARNSTABLE COUNTY
AMERICORPS CAPE COD

Media Contact:
Andrew Platt
Barnstable County AmeriCorps Cape Cod
(508) 375-6872
www.americorpscapecod.org

BARNSTABLE COUNTY, MA – Barnstable County AmeriCorps Cape Cod will be holding a ceremony to welcome 23 new members on the front steps of the Superior Courthouse on Wednesday, September 26th, at 9:00 am. The 20th corps of ACC members arrived on September 4, 2018, and they will spend the next 11 months serving 1,700 hours apiece to address the environmental and disaster-preparedness needs of Cape Cod.

ACC members contribute their time, talents and energy to a remarkably wide range of projects including shellfish propagation, disaster sheltering, herring run clearing, wildland fuel reduction, dolphin stranding response, environmental program delivery for school children, coastal erosion control, and invasive species removal.

Each AmeriCorps member is required to serve 1,700 hours, with the entire corps contributing more than 35,000 hours of service worth over $1,000,000 to Barnstable County communities over the next year.
The ACC Year 20 corps is the latest in a succession of young women and men who have served on Cape Cod since 1999. AmeriCorps members have served 830,000 hours since the program’s inception, which translates into an estimated program value of more than $25,000,000 accruing to Cape towns, state and federal agencies, and non-profit organizations engaged in natural resource management (land and water conservation), disaster preparedness and response, and environmental and community education.

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Barnstable County AmeriCorps Cape Cod is a residential fulltime service program committed to addressing the critical environmental and disaster response needs of the Cape Cod community.

Barnstable County AmeriCorps Cape Cod is funded by a grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service through the Massachusetts Service Alliance and match funded by Barnstable County. Residences are provided by Barnstable County, Town of Barnstable and the National Park Service, Cape Cod National Seashore. AmeriCorps Cape Cod is managed through the Barnstable County Resource Development Office. For more information about AmeriCorps Cape Cod, contact the Barnstable County Resource Development Office at (508) 375-6872 or americorps@barnstablecounty.org.

Former County Commissioner and HAC associate, Mary LeClair with Y20 AmeriCorps members at the HAC Big Fix this past weekend in Harwich.

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