In the Know: Senior Environmental Corps

The Allegheny Watershed Alliance and Allegheny County Conservation District are excited to be coordinating the Allegheny Chapter of the Senior Environment Corps (SEC).

The SEC engages volunteers 55 and over to monitor water quality, stencil storm drains, conduct stream habitat assessments, provide environmental education, create community gardens, survey wildlife, and clean up parks and trails.

In addition to creating a positive impact on the environment and local communities, the SEC provides the perfect opportunity to get outside, learn new skills, meet new people and create a network.

This program has been in place since 1997 and successful chapters are running in other places in Pennsylvania, and in Maryland, New Jersey, Alabama, Montana, and Florida. Over 2 million hours have been contributed by volunteers in Pennsylvania!

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER FOR THE ALLEGHENY COUNTY SENIOR ENVIRONMENT CORPS?

  • Must be 55+
  • Must be available for trainings
  • Must live near or in Allegheny County

You don’t need to have a specialized degree or job experience. All that we ask is that you donate your time to this awesome program.

Our first training session is on March 25th, 2017 followed by another training on April 8th, 2017. Please contact Rebecca for more information.