Seven local students completed Wildlands Trust 2016 Green Team this summer. Despite being in the midst of a July heat wave, Green Team members spent two weeks learning about an array of topics in the environmental field from local professionals and volunteering with them as well. Some of the highlights included:
- Constructing Bluebird boxes for Cape Wildlife Center in Barnstable and learning about wildlife rehabilitation from Lynn Miller.
- A birding walk and workshop with Brian Harrington at our Great River Preserve, followed by trail maintenance throughout Great River.
- A beach cleanup at Center Hill Preserve in Plymouth.
- Constructing a trail at the Halfway Pond preserve to connect to Myles Standish State Park trails.
- Learning about organic growing from Kofi Ingersoll of Bay End Farm in Bourne and harvesting garlic.
Wildlands Trust’s Green Team provides job training for high school students interested in natural resource work. Under the supervision of Wildlands Trust Staff, students undertake trail maintenance and construction, wildlife nesting box construction, beach cleanups, and invasive species removal and farming projects. Students who complete the program receive a stipend for their efforts.