Weekly Feature

2014-08-20 / Letters to the Editor

Student assistance at park appreciated

Recently, eight members of the Amherst Youth Engaged In Service program participated in the Gardens at Amherst State Park beautification project.

The students spent seven hours throughout two days laying cloth weed barrier, spreading wood chips and planting flowering shrubs and grasses. They were very hardworking, courteous and eager to learn about gardening and planting. I was very impressed with their positive attitude, and I thoroughly enjoyed working with them.

The YES volunteers, under the leadership of Antonella Covelli, director of the Amherst YES program, included Divija Kambala, Sophia Wang, Jayden Bang, Katherine Fu, Roman Denz, Nitya Murali, Josh Gerena and Dylan Aery.

On behalf of the Amherst Conservation Advisory Council, I want to express my sincere thanks and appreciation to this group of young students. The help they provided will enhance and ease maintenance of the Gardens at Amherst State Park. The ACAC looks forward to working with the YES students in the future.

Lois Jeanne Shriver
Conservation Advisory

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