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Sustainability group hopes to expand conservation project | Letters | July 9

Sustainable Bainbridge Student Conservation Corps (SCoCo) enjoyed taking a break from clearing ivy last Friday to read the article in The Review, sharing our story with the community. Thanks.

SCoCo cut ivy from nearly 2,000 trees and shrubs at Blakely Harbor Park these last two weeks.

Many thanks to folks who made the program possible, beginning with our umbrella organization, Sustainable Bainbridge. It could not have been successful without Sustainable Bainbridge, which supports initiatives that strengthen and protect the island’s environmental, social and economic sustainability.

Many generous community members responded to our email campaign: a fabulous cast of educational speakers; Bainbridge Parks Foundation; Association of Bainbridge Communities; Bainbridge Island Land Trust and daily support from Dan, Bri and Craig of the park district. Thanks also to Bainbridge Gardens and Mora Ice cream for discounted prices on tools and treats.

We have a small head start for next year’s funding and lots of enthusiasm that we hope will lead to an expanded program – giving even more local youth field experience, conservation education and a summer stipend.

Barbara Trafton and Stephanie Ross

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