RUTLAND — On Monday, Oct. 12, Stafford Technical Center’s Forestry, Natural Resources and Horticulture program announced that it has been chosen to receive the Governor’s Service award in the K-12 Youth Volunteer Group category. Selection was based on the program’s service in partnership with the Rutland Natural Resources Conservation District. Governor’s Service Awards pay tribute to outstanding volunteers from across Vermont. These volunteers demonstrate the power of giving and caring every day, making an enormous impact in our communities.
The Forestry, Natural Resources and Horticulture program helps students interested in forestry and conservation to gain valuable skills and knowledge in the field. By utilizing the Rutland region as a learning lab, students explore various forest and recreational areas, implement conservation practices through project-based learning, and produce and market forest and horticulture products. Students benefit from multiple value-added opportunities ranging from earning industry recognized credentials to college credit.
Congratulations to the program and instructor Mark Raishart as they are recognized at the Vermont State House on Oct. 16, from 10-11:30 a.m.