Environmental Education Leadership Corps (EELCorps)
AmeriCorps service member Erin Sliney is serving Clark County through AmeriCorps’ Environmental Education Leadership Corps (EELCorps). Sliney is focused on environmental education and volunteer programing for Legacy Grove park and Clark County These foundational programs will focus on the environment, nature, outdoor play, and volunteering.
While Erin’s primary focus is creating programming for the new park, she will also collaborate with other organizations to develop and facilitate effective environmental learning opportunities throughout Clark County.
A 2011 Centre College graduate, the Bourbon County native has worked in a variety of different outdoor and educational setting across the country, most recently as an instructor and then administrator for a residential outdoor science school in Redding, California. Erin is happy to bring her passion of connecting children to the natural world back to her home in the Bluegrass while she works to finish a master’s degree in resilient and sustainable communities from Green Mountain College. Erin is also a singer-songwriter who loves to hike, have invigorating conversations over the dinner table, and has entrepreneurial dreams of starting an educational farm and venue right here in Kentucky.
The Environmental Education Leadership Corps (EELCorps) is an AmeriCorps program funded through Serve KY and is offered exclusively in Kentucky. It is administered by the Kentucky Environmental Education Council.
Great communities have great parks
Legacy Grove is an imaginative 30-acre park in Winchester, Ky., currently under construction. This urban park is expected to open this winter. It will draw visitors from the local community, central Appalachia and beyond.
Legacy Grove serve people of all ages and abilities. It includes accessible walking paths and an inclusive nature-based play area. This will allow children and adults with limited mobility, physical or cognitive disabilities to actively engage with fellow park-goers, family and friends. Read more about the park.