Alumni Spotlight: Melissa Rakovits (Smith)

Melissa posing with her arms spread in front of the Cabot Cheese truck

We love hearing from our Alumni! For this blog post we are putting a spotlight on MCC Alum Melissa Rakovits (Smith)! Melissa served as a team member in 2014 in Camden Hills State Park, Warren Island, and Mt. #4. I am now back in my home state of Michigan, I work for Harbor Freight. People … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Melissa Rakovits (Smith)

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Alumni Spotlight: Rachel Phifer

We love hearing from our Alumni! For this blog post we are putting a spotlight on MCC Alum Rachel Phifer! Rachel served in the Fall of 2017 as a Field Team Member, and served on the AT, Grafton Notch State Park, Bangor Land Trust, and Rangeley Lake Heritage Trust. Rachel is currently in Superior, Montana, … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Rachel Phifer

Terra’s Tips Part 4: Electronics and Entertainment in the Backcountry

Hello there! Here is Part 4, Electronics and Entertainment in the Backcountry. Use your own judgement on this one, especially since electronic devices can get pretty expensive. If you are hesitant about bringing your electronics with you when backcountry camping then maybe it's your intuition telling you it's probably best to leave them in a … Continue reading Terra’s Tips Part 4: Electronics and Entertainment in the Backcountry

Terra’s Tips Part 3: Health and Hygiene in the Middle of Nowhere

Here I'll be making suggestions on what you might want or need to stay happy and healthy when living in the woods during your service. This list will be as unique as you are because everyone's needs are different. Terra Tip: Life can get so distracting and move at such a fast pace that it's … Continue reading Terra’s Tips Part 3: Health and Hygiene in the Middle of Nowhere

Strong Presence of Successful MCC Alumni at Unity College Environmental Career Fair

The Maine Conservation Corps (MCC), an AmeriCorps program through the Maine Commission for Community Service, housed in the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry was thrilled to connect with an abundance of MCC Alumni who identified as students, teachers, community organization and nonprofit leaders at the Unity College Environmental Career Fair. As an AmeriCorps initiative, … Continue reading Strong Presence of Successful MCC Alumni at Unity College Environmental Career Fair

Alumni Spotlight: Lucien Langlois

We love hearing from our Alumni! For this blog post we are putting a spotlight on MCC Alum Lucien Langlois! He was an AmeriCorps Environmental Steward in 2015 and served a 900hr term of service (May to November) at the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) in Augusta. Lucien is now working at the DEP … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Lucien Langlois