Bowdoin Student Among Those ‘Stepping up to Volunteer’ (Portland Press Herald)

Zach Hebert ’18 at Fairwinds Farm.

Rising senior Zachary Hebert ’18 is mentioned in a Portland Press Herald article about the rise in volunteerism across Maine this summer. Hebert is currently volunteering at Fairwinds Farm in Bowdoinham as part of a summer internship with the Merrymeeting Food Council. Hebert is the recipient of a Denning Summer Fellowship through the Joseph McKeen Center for the Common Good.

According to the article, nonprofits are noticing “an increase in volunteerism as Mainers become more concerned about the threats to the state’s treasured areas from factors like climate change and pollution.” One of the most popular volunteer activities is trash-collection. The Maine Island Trail Association said it already had waiting lists for its beach cleanups by early June.

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