Students helping Vt. recover from Irene
COLCHESTER, Vt.—Thirteen students from six Vermont colleges and universities are spending their summer working on long-term recovery projects following Tropical Storm Irene.
The group in charge is the Vermont Campus Compact's Statewide Internships for Vermont Recovery. The program is starting Monday.
The undergraduate and graduate students will take on a variety of projects that range from working with flood survivors to improving emergency response plans. They will take part in the continuing cleanup effort and assess environmental damage following the storm last August.
Students have been selected from Green Mountain College; Lyndon State College; Saint Michael's College; SIT Graduate Institute; Middlebury College; and the University of Vermont.
They are working with the American Red Cross, United Way, long-term recovery groups, and other organizations.