Americorps volunteers helping Bitterroot nonprofits
Four AmeriCorps members are making a big impact in Hamilton: Kate Johnson and Hannah Honey with Bitterroot College, Victoria Green with B.E.A.R., and Carolyn Prescott with the Bitter Root Water Forum. Three of the workers began in January, and Honey began this month.
Carolyn Prescott, in the AmeriCorps Big Sky Watershed Corps, completed her term of service this week. She worked at the Bitter Root Water Forum, a nonprofit organization that improves the Bitterroot Watershed through restoration projects and education.
Prescott developed and delivered educational programs for youth and adults about the watershed. She organized six field trips, taught more than 500 students and recruited more than 50 volunteers. She also collected more than 400 data points to monitor the success of stream-restoration projects.