This past Saturday marks the close of a wonderful partnership with Mount Hood Community College’s SEED (Scholarships for Education and Economic Development) program. The students from this program have volunteered at our Gresham Meadowlands preserve five times over the past two years. They have been hard-working, fun-loving and dedicated volunteers!
The SEED program supports projects for international students–one such fantastic project, developed by student and TWC volunteer Ana Blandon is to provide bins to encourage recycling in her northern hometown of Esteli, Nicaragua. Without a recycling program in her home town, garbage collects in the rivers and creates breeding grounds for mosquitos, which carry diseases such as malaria and dengue fever.
Follow her fundraising project, and find out more about Ana’s project here: https://www.crowdrise.com/plasticbinsesteliwins/fundraiser/analuciablandonmarti