by Helen Golimowski
My internship this semester was with the Spa Creek Conservancy in Annapolis, Maryland. Through my work with the Conservancy, I gained experience working with a nonprofit organization that focuses on restoration and preservation of a watershed, Spa Creek. Spa Creek Conservancy is a volunteer organization, whose goals are to clean up, repair damage to, and educate the public about Spa Creek. Throughout the semester, I completed various tasks related to these goals. I participated in a trash pick-up and learned about a program that is used to facilitate organization of cleanup events. I oversaw a restoration project from start to finish and composed news articles for the Conservancy’s website, as well as conducted research on future grant opportunities. Lastly, I helped keep the Conservancy’s social media accounts active and compiled information for signs that will be put up at each of the Conservancy’s project sites.