Recently, Conservation Corps Newfoundland (CCNL), an NL-based not-for-profit youth organization partnered with O’Brien Farm Foundation to develop new trails. CCNL is an organization focused on ‘providing youth with training and employment in environmental and cultural heritage conservation’. CCNL’s services and activities are grouped under six teams, one of which is the ‘Green Team’. Since the start of the Green Team’s operations in 1993, it has employed over 3000 youth on over 600 projects across 150 communities within the province.
O’Brien’s Farm foundation on the other hand preserves the connection of nature, local food and heritage in St. John’s. In partnering with CCNL, the goals were to develop new trails, which will give people access to explore unseen parts of the farm. Hence, over the course of the summer, CCNL’s ‘Green Team’ worked on the O’Brien Farm Foundation’s Trail development project. The Green Team members involved in this project (Anna Malone, Shramana Sarkar, Liam French, Gurzint Singh and Jessica Kaye) were students at different stages of education who utilized old skills and gained new one through this opportunity. The transformation that followed this work term period is shown in the photo gallery below.