The Acton Wakefield Watersheds Alliance held its Annual Meeting on Friday, August 17, 2012 at the Wakefield Opera House, Sanbornville, NH. The meeting was followed by a tour of five Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) project sites where guests were able to view practical and beautiful examples of erosion control measures on residential properties. The crew led the tour and explained how rain gardens, infiltrations steps, rubber razors, and others, improve water quality and protect lakefront property values.
This year’s crew, led by Program Manager Dustin Johnson, consisted of Crew Leaders Sam Wilson and Anthony Stanton, Assistant Crew Leader Jordan Shepherd, and Brandon Stanton, Samantha Wooster and Ryan Nichols. The YCC crew worked hard on a total of twenty projects, installing 114 stormwater management practices which will prevent an estimated 59.1 tons of sediment and 49.9 pounds of phosphorus from entering area lakes.
The YCC performs a great service to our communities with their labor and is a critical piece of fulfilling AWWA’s mission “…to protect and restore water quality by affecting land use policies and practices, through education and remediation of nonpoint source pollution…”.