The Maine Conservation Corps on Jan. 5 welcomed Frank Sokol of Camden to serve as an environmental educator and AmeriCorps volunteer at the Maine Center for Disease Control’s Drinking Water Program in Augusta.

The Maine Conservation Corps places AmeriCorps volunteers throughout Maine to complete conservation and environmental education projects. Sokol is a 1976 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, where he studied chemistry and chemical engineering.

This is Sokol’s second term of service with the Center for Disease Control, as he served there in 2008 as well. During his current term of service, Sokol will collect GPS points for water treatment facilities and public water supplies throughout Maine. He will also do education outreach directed at protecting drinking water sources.

For more information on the Maine Conservation Corps, visit maine.gov/doc/parks/mcc.