2018-2019 CAC AmeriCorps members serving at Knox County Stormwater.
From left to right: Alexis Jenkin, Lisa Cicchetti, Nora Jacobs, Eric Valeriano
Number of hours served by these AmeriCorps members: 6,880 hours
The primary duty of the Knox County Stormwater CAC AmeriCorps members is to provide assistance to county staff in carrying out Knox County’s mission to provide our citizens with essential services, while exercising professionalism, enthusiasm, and creativity in the workplace. The AmeriCorps members gain experience in working with GPS technology, project development, engineering design, infrastructure and stream surveying, disaster preparation and public outreach. Some accomplishments of the Team during the past term are listed below.
- Educated 1,500 students about water quality using the Augmented Reality Sandbox
- Used Project WET strategies to educate the public at 25 events
- Wrote and Illustrated 3 Children's Books
- Educated 100 EPW campus employees on pollution prevention practices
- Removed 1,200 pounds of sediment from the EPW campus
- Finished 25 Environmental Stewardship Designs, including grass swales, rain gardens, and streambank restorations
- Created a form for better tracking of problem areas on the EPW campus
- Surveyed 23 miles of streams for buffer and erosion impacts
- Collected 70 samples to monitor for bacteria in streams