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The Elk Conservation District voted unanimously to engage in a partnership with the Nature Abounds program.
â€śWith regards to projects, it's getting kind of busy, some new things are coming about,â€ť said Elk County Watershed Specialist Kim Bonfardine. â€śIt is the old Senior Environmental Corps (SEC), they used to be called the SEC-- Nature Abounds took over this program again.â€ť
Nature Abounds is a non-profit organization designed to educate and empower citizens to sustain their community through environmental stewardship activities, such as watershed protection and the conservation of native flora and fauna.
â€śThey have two different groups: one is the Senior Environmental Corps and the other is the Senior Nature Force. This is where seniors in the area volunteer to go along and do different types of stream monitoring: water quality monitoring, stream assets, environmental education, trail restoration or marking abandoned wells are some of the things they have done before,â€ť Bonfardine said.
For more on this story, see the Dec. 30 edition of The Daily Press.