Rivers of Life Center crew builds community
Ellen Spitaleri Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Jerry Herrmann has spent this summer training another group of young men, giving them life skills and leadership opportunities in order to make them more appealing to employers. And this year’s work crew has spent all summer enhancing the grounds and exhibits of three sites in Oregon City to make them more appealing to visitors and the community.
Herrmann is the president of the Rivers of Life Center, a local nonprofit serving youth, and this summer the Oregon Youth Conservation Corps awarded Herrmann’s program a $12,000 grant to upgrade nature trails and create living-history exhibits at the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, the Environmental Learning Center, and the Museum of the Oregon Territory.