Our Bringing Nature Home staff had the pleasure of working with Portland Youth Corps and Portland Trails recently on restoration landscape practices! Portland Youth Corps members assisted with the removal of invasive plants along the Portland Arts and Technology High School Trail in the Portland Trails network, as well as with planting of native plants such as Spirea tomentosa, Asclepias incarnata, Iris versicolor, and several more. Maine Audubon looks forward to working with these future leaders throughout their education as we continue to preserve and enhance Portland’s biodiversity.
Portland Youth Corps is a collaboration between Portland Parks and Recreation, Maine Audubon, and Portland Parks Conservancy. Its mission is to promote personal and professional growth through community service, environmental stewardship, and hands-on conservation opportunities within Portland’s beautiful parks. Youth Corps members are aged 14 to 17; two sessions of teens spend four weeks during the summer working on projects throughout Portland.