Viles Arboretum Welcomes Maine Conservation Corps Environmental Steward

The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry recently approved Viles Arboretum as a host site for its 2023 MCC Environmental Stewards Program. MCC stewards volunteer for a 45-week, 1700-hour term of national service. They serve individually with nonprofits, state or federal agencies to increase organizational volunteer capacity and aid in the development and implementation of host sites’ land management plans. We are excited to welcome Harrison Lobb to the Arboretum team. 

harrison-lobb.jpgOriginally from Texas, Harrison studied Biology and Sociology then moved to Colorado to work as a river ranger in the Gunnison Gorge. He then started working with Environmental Travelling Companions in San Francisco as the operations manager. He moved to Idaho where did plant and soil surveys with the University of Montana alongside the Bureau of Land Management in the Bruneau Desert and Owyhee. When he's not tromping around a desert or in a river you can find him out on a bike ride, eating pizza, reading, or wandering around talking to strangers.