The Maine Conservation Corps recently welcomed Sebastien Dumont to serve as an environmental steward and AmeriCorps volunteer for a 45-week, 1,700-hour term of national service. Dumont is the son of Rochelle and Andy Dumont, of Skowhegan, a 2011 Skowhegan Area High School graduate, and graduated from University of Maine at Farmington in 2015 with a biology degree.

Dumont will complete a year of service with Mt. Blue State Park in Weld. As part of the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry, the MCC’s four-fold mission is to: accomplish conservation projects, create conservation employment, provide conservation education, and engage conservation volunteers. The Environmental Stewards serve individually with nonprofits, state or federal agencies to increase organizational volunteer capacity and aid in the development and implementation of host sites land management plans.

Gov. Paul R. LePage welcomed Dumont’s decision to enter into national service in Maine. “On behalf of the State of Maine, I would like to congratulate you on your commitment to serving Maine as a member of the Maine Conservation Corps. The Maine Conservation Corps has done tremendous work making positive changes to our great State and Nation,” said Gov. LePage in a news release from the corps. Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF) Commissioner Walt Whitcomb also welcomed Dumont, and highlighted the important work that the MCC does on behalf of Maine citizens. For more information about the Maine Conservation Corps and their AmeriCorps opportunities, visit www.maine.gov/doc/parks/mcc.