The Americorps Experience Blog collects stories, interviews, and anecdotes from the Americorps Members working with Our City Forest. Today we talk to Clair Dobson. Clair is the Coordinator of the Trees For All program, providing trees to low-income residents, senior citizens and veterans in neighborhoods disproportionately impacted by air pollution. Clair is an Ultimate Frisbee aficionado, aspiring archeologist and a super cool person. In this interview we talk about her background, upbringing, and what she’s doing with Americorps.
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Over the course of a typical year at Our City Forest lots of things happen. Plant sales and Bare Roots at the nursery, Tree Amigo workshops, plantings at schools, pruning and outreach events dominate our calendar year. This January something special happened. A fresh class of Americorps members took their oaths of service, formally joining the team. It’s a good thing, injecting Our City Forest with new energy, fresh faces, perspectives and talent. What is Americorps? Who are the Americorps members? The answer is bigger than Our City Forest.