The Maine Conservation Corps recently welcomed Autumn St. Pierre to serve on its field team as an AmeriCorps member for a 450-hour term of national service, according to a news release from the Corps.

St. Pierre, of Farmingdale, is the daughter of Alison Choate and Paul St Pierre. She graduated from Hall-Dale High School in 2015, and attended the Maine College of Art in the fall of 2015.

As a member of the MCC Field Team, St. Pierre will complete various trail work projects throughout the state of Maine at various state parks and public lands. Projects include remote backcountry hiking trails, local nature and walking paths, multi-use trails, as well as accessible pathways for wheelchair use. Some of the trail structures the MCC builds are stone staircases, timber bridges, boardwalks, bog bridging, and rock water bars.

Gov. Paul R. LePage welcomed St. Pierre’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,” said LePage in the release. “The Maine Conservation Corps has done tremendous work making positive changes to our great State and Nation.”

Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Commissioner Walt Whitcomb also welcomed St. Pierre, and highlighted the important work that the MCC does on behalf of Maine citizens. “As part of the DACF, the MCC’s four-fold mission is to: accomplish conservation projects, create conservation employment, provide conservation education, and engage conservation volunteers,” said Whitcomb in the release. “Since 1983, MCC-supported projects have helped build the infrastructure that so many Maine citizens enjoy in our parks and public places.”

For more information, visit maine.gov/doc/parks/mcc.

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