I am writing to express gratitude on behalf of our school community for the work done by Eel River Conservation Camp crews at Casterlin School this August.
Our school district is drastically underfunded, and grounds maintenance is one of the hardest-hit areas of our budget. Eel River Conservation Camp crews performed the grounds keeping that made our school beautiful in time for the students’ arrival on the first day.
Captains Morrissy and Bonilla supervised two crews of men over the course of two days. I knew that whatever the crews could get done at the school would be the way the students and parents saw it on the first day. The thoroughness and attention to aesthetics exceeded my expectations. Thanks are due to these captains and crews for their hard work. We appreciate this program.
Our school benefits from ERCC work, and I can see that the program also benefits the men on the crews. Many are learning new skills that can be applied to employment when they leave the Eel River Conservation Camp. The crews demonstrate a strong commitment to a disciplined work schedule on weekdays, just as could be expected in their future jobs. Their work for us is healthy work: physically demanding, outdoors labor. I appreciate their hard work, and hope that it also serves them. They are helping our children have a better school environment for learning.
Casterlin School Teacher in Charge