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Media Advisory: AmeriCorps Week--Service Project at Spring Meadow Lake State Park


(Helena, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that AmeriCorps members will participate in a service clean-up project at Spring Meadow Lake State Park on Wednesday, March 13 at 9:45 am. This service event is in honor of the national ‘AmeriCorps Week’ (March 9-17), a time to recognize the commitment and impact of AmeriCorps members in Montana and across the nation.

Montana State Parks’ AmeriCorps members will be joined by members from other Helena-area AmeriCorps programs including; Montana Campus Compact, Montana Legal Services Association and Justice for Montanans.

At Spring Meadow Lake State Park, members will clean up around the lake to help get the park ready for spring. This service event aims to raise awareness on disposing of trash properly, and that pet owners should clean up after their dogs in the park.More info here: Protect and Respect: http://stateparks.mt.gov/protect-and-respect/leaveNoTrace.html and Pets in Parks: http://stateparks.mt.gov/petsInParks.html

For more information about Montana State Parks AmeriCorps program visit: http://stateparks.mt.gov/americorps/

For more information about AmeriCorps visit: (americorps.gov)

What: Press invited to attend Montana State Parks AmeriCorps’ Service Project

Where: Spring Meadow Lake State Park
2715 Country Club Drive
Helena, MT 59601

When: Wednesday, March 13, 2013
9:45am-12pm
 

Contacts on site: Casey Stephenson, Montana State Parks’ AmeriCorps Member
(406) 444-7317
(970) 749-7677 c
cstephenson@mt.gov

Lauri Evarts, Education Program Manager, Montana Wild
(406) 444- 9945
levarts@mt.gov

Spring Meadow Lake State Park is fed by natural springs, and is a popular recreation spot for area families. Last year saw more than 102,000 visitors to this state park. A 31% increase over 2011.

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