A scholarship awarded by the Salisbury Association Land Trust, partnering with UCONN and Trout Unlimited, enabled HVRHS students Noah Watson and Grace Herde to participate in the University of Connecticut’s Natural Resources Conservation Academy, followed by community service on the Salmon Kill stream in Salisbury.
The Salem Land Trust (SLT) is partnering with The Natural Resources Conservation Academy (NRCA) at UCONN, supporting a Salem sophomore at East Lyme High School on a conservation research project. The research is taking place at SLT’s Zemko Sawmill Preserve on Rattlesnake Ledge Road.
Six high school students worked alongside UConn students and faculty in the July heat earlier this month, lifting pieces of wood to replace a bridge over the Fenton River in the 580-acre UConn Forest.
Nonnewaug High School juniors Joshua Goldwag and Maureen McCarthy graduated from the Natural Resource Conservation Academy and are among 22 students statewide who recently graduated from the Natural Resource Conservation Academy at University of Connecticut who were recognized as Connecticut Conservation Ambassadors.
Over the past year, PRWC and Audubon at Bent of the River (BOTR) have been working with Joshua Goldwag and Maureen McCarthy – both juniors from Nonnewaug High School – on community conservation projects as part of their participation in UCONN’s Natural Resource Conservation Academy (NRCA).
Sometimes it takes a partnership to make a project happen. In this case, four partners with a common interest in the environment teamed up: the Salisbury Association Land Trust, the Housatonic Valley Regional High School,Trout Unlimited and UConn.
High school students who attended a conservation program at UConn last summer recently completed environmental service projects close to home.
Kopler, 16, is a junior at Torrington High School. He learned about the Natural Resources Conservation Academy at UConn’s campus in Storrs in the spring, which sponsors a year-long research project organized by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and the university’s Department of Natural Resources.