In the New Issue of Onondaga Earth Corps Newsletter (Yvonne Chu, Editor): OEC Excited to Announce Release of Syracuse’s Urban Forest Master Plan Now OEC Accepting Applications for Youth and Young Adult Program Employment Meet Aneesah Evans: OEC's New Admin Assistant Transforming the Westcott Reservoir Landscape Tree [...]
Last summer, we learned that Amanda had been hired by NYC Parks as a forester, but that the position was on hold for COVID reasons. Amanda gives us an update on her professional life since.
Nafisa Tabassum wraps up her time with Onondaga Earth Corps. I was very conflicted to end my time at Onondaga Earth Corps (OEC), but moving forward was the right decision for me. My last working for OEC … sometimes when it is a last week [...]
The Rain Garden in James Pass Arboretum, in the Tipperary Hill neighborhood of Syracuse. Photo by Nafisa Tabassum Nafisa Tabbasum: As a Crew Leader for Onondaga Earth Corps (OEC), my responsibilities include directly supervising a small crew of young adults in either pruning or green [...]
Mid-summer harvesting at Salt City Harvest Farm in Kirkville, New York, where New Americans can grow crops from their family cultures. Photo by Nafisa Tabassum Nafisa Tabassum: Most of the week of July 13 was spent working at home because of a potential COVID-19 exposure, [...]
Onondaga Earth Corps Crew Member Nesha waters a quaking aspen. Though it may be hotter than hot, one nice thing about working solo outdoors is the ability to get breaks in the day from mask wearing. Nafisa Tabassum’s OEC Chronicles Begins Last week was one [...]
We are excited to be following the progress of former student ambassador to NY ReLeaf, Nafisa Tabassum, who at the time of ReLeaf was working as an urban forest technician with Syracuse City Arborist Steve Harris. Nafisa earned her degree in Sustainable Energy Management from SUNY-ESF in [...]