GMCG is proud to be partnering with the Lakes Region Conservation Corps as an AmeriCorps host site, currently hosting two full term members and two half term members.

AmeriCorps is a voluntary civil society program supported by the U.S. federal government, foundations, corporations, and other donors engaging adults in public service work with a goal of “helping others and meeting critical needs in the community.” Members commit to full-time or part-time positions offered by a network of nonprofit community organizations and public agencies, to fulfill assignments in the fields of education, public safety, health care, and environmental protection. The program is often seen as a domestic Peace Corps. It employs more than 75,000 Americans in intensive service each year. AmeriCorps is an initiative of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). It was created under President Bill Clinton by the National and Community Service Trust Act of 1993.

GMCG is now recruiting new half-term members for the 2024 summer season. Read the position descriptions HERE and apply online through the Lakes Region Conservation Corps website HERE.

Meet the 2024 GMCG AmeriCorps members!

Hali Bedenharn
Hali BedenharnAmeriCorps Member Education & Outreach Assistant
Hey everyone! My name is Hali Bedenharn and I grew up exploring creeks, trails, and nature centers in and around my hometown of Oneonta, New York. I have earned a BS in Environmental Sustainability and Geography and have always had an interest in conservation work. Most recently I was a naturalist for the Sawtooth Interpretive and Historical Association (SIHA), an environmental education nonprofit in the mountains of Idaho. Working with SIHA has fueled my love for outdoor education and instilled how important nonprofits are for environmental conservation efforts. In my spare time you can find me outdoors, whether hiking, learning about local flora and fauna, or birdwatching. I am thrilled to explore New Hampshire and continue working with the public as Team Green’s Education and Outreach Assistant this year!
Grace Piselli
Grace PiselliAmeriCorps Member Water Quality Resources Assistant
Grace is a young ecologist that has lived and worked in New England her whole life. With a B.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Northeastern University, Grace has a passion for understanding the complex relationships within environments. She has a keen interest in aquatic ecosystems, and how people think about them. Grace has worked in multiple aquariums as both an Educator and Aquarist, as well as within the National Park Service through AmeriCorps. This professional experience has only cemented her path as an ecologist. Originally from Milford, Connecticut, she loves to explore the outdoors through tidepooling and international travel. She also enjoys baking for friends and family.

I look forward to being a part of the LRCC Americorps program and working with the Green Mountain Conservation Group to conduct vital surveys and educational outreach to preserve the aquatic resources of the Ossipee watershed for current and future generations to enjoy.