Jason Everly came to Portland more than 17 years ago to do service with AmeriCorps.
“It was one of the hardest, but one of the best, things that I ever did for myself,” Jason said.
“I was on what they called an EnviroCorps Team,” he said. “We were kind of an offshoot of the CCC, the Civilian Conservation Corps. It was an 11-member team, and we did everything from disconnecting downspouts to riparian zone repair. The riparian zone is this area between the bank of the creek and 10 to 12 feet inland.”
His team also built trails and six bridges in Forest Park.