Building Equity in Land Conservation Across the Urban-Rural Divide
TerraCorps works at the intersection of the land trust and urban agriculture movements to create a future where land is the foundation of health and well-being for ALL people in EVERY community.
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TerraCorps Photo Contest Winners
Thank you to everyone who submitted photos to the first ever TeraCorps Photo Contest! We received great submissions from members serving across the state. Check out our three winning photos below!
Most Media Recognition
Jenn Reilly, Community Engagement and Youth Education Coordinator at North County Land Trust has received the most public attention from submission of this photo at the Boys and Girls club of Leominster/Fitchburg. Every week, Jenn plans activities around environmental education and awareness. The activity in this photo involved participants going outside and gathering 5 unique leaves to use as stamps for a collage.
Best Theme Photo
Katie Carr, the Community Engagement Coordinator at Hilltown Land Trust won best theme photo with this submission of a young participant asking a question during a tree identification walk in Hilltown Land Trust owned conservation area, in Worthington MA. Katie planned this event through her service, and the walk was lead by Michael Wolbech, author of Bark: A field guide to trees of the Northeast.
Most Sponsored Submissions
Marilyn Castriotta, Community Engagement Coordinator at Kestrel Land Trust, received the most non-member sponsored submission from her community. Community members were particularly impressed with Marilyn’s ability to organize and complete projects with different populations and in different settings. Some submissions included an environmental leadership project with Umass students, organizing speaker events at libraries, and leading multiple nature walks. This submission is of her Winter Solstice Walk with Big Brother Big Sister partner at Conte Refuge.