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    Conservation Legacy is proud to announce Ancestral Lands as the recipient of the 2021 Outdoor Retailer Inspiration Award in the nonprofit category.

    Ancestral Lands

    August 12, 2021 | The 11th Annual Outdoor Retailer Inspiration Awards celebrate champions of the outdoor community who inspire and encourage others to enjoy, participate in, and support outdoor recreation. Annual awards are presented to individuals, organizations, and companies within the outdoor recreation industry. This year’s recipients have been announced at the virtual ceremony, which occurred on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, in conjunction with the Outdoor Retailer summer market in Denver.

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    Zuni crew and volunteers collaborate on erosion control project at Chavez Pass

    Ancestral Lands

    August 1st, 2021 | "As the sun inched higher, so did the temperatures, but record heat did not slow down a dedicated group of Zuni Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps members working alongside volunteer archaeologists at Chavez Pass, located approximately 15 miles south of Meteor Crater. The group was beginning the first phase of a long-term initiative addressing erosion issues while also documenting archaeological sites in the area."

    Source: Arizona Daily Sun

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    Civilian Conservation Corps shaped Colorado. Joe Neguse and Joe Biden think it’s time for a reboot. 

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    June 1st, 2021 |“It worked before and it can work again,” the Democrat from Lafayette said of the New Deal-era program, which he and President Joe Biden would like to revive — albeit on a smaller scale and focused on combating climate change. Neguse’s plan is to empower nonprofits and government agencies to build trails and fences, fight forest fires, remove invasive species and do an array of other work, primarily on public lands. In return, the organizations would receive federal money.

    Source: The Denver Post

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    Conservation Corps NC plugs first living shoreline project

    Conservation Corps North Carolina

    June 1st, 2021 | The six-person AmeriCorps crew, volunteers and federation staff planted the salt marsh grass, completing a restoration project put in place to reduce shoreline erosion, protect the area’s maritime forest from storms, provide fish habitat and help improve coastal water quality, according to the federation. The AmeriCorps crew also collected marine debris and did maintenance work at Cape Lookout National Seashore, Carolina Beach State Park, Morris Landing in Holly Ridge and other spots on the central and southern North Carolina coast.

    Source: Coastal Review

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    In service to the public and the environment: the Appalachian Conservation Corps

    Appalachian Conservation Corps

    May 13th, 2021 | [Podcast]: Listen to Zach Foster, Director of the of the Appalachian Conservation Corps talk about the role of reforesting Eastern Kentucky.

    Source: 88.9 WEKU

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    NC Coastal Federation, partners work on living shoreline at Pine Knoll Shores Town Hall

    Conservation Corps North Carolina

    May 11th, 2021 | The coastal federation has been promoting living shorelines in recent years as an environmentally friendly alternative to bulkheads. For the Pine Knoll Shores project, the federation hired Restoration Systems LLC of Raleigh to build an oyster sill for the effort. Dr. Weaver said as of Friday, they’ve built 15 feet of the 50-foot sill. “We have this new material, Biomason, we’re trying out with the sill,” Dr. Weaver said. She went on to explain Biomason is a product made of biological concrete mixed with oyster shells, giving it a “low-carbon footprint.”

    Source: Carteret County News-Times

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    Reaching Back To The New Deal, Biden Proposes A Civilian Climate Corps

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    May 11th, 2021 | A part of Biden's American Jobs Plan calls for $10 billion to launch a new large-scale 21st century CCC to combat the 21st century problem. The Civilian Climate Corps, as it would be called, would employ thousands of young people to address the threat of climate change, strengthen the country's natural defenses and maintain its ailing public lands.

    Source: NPR

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    A New Program Like FDR’s Civilian Conservation Corps Could Help the Nation Fight Climate Change and Transition to Renewable Energy

    Arizona Conservation Corps

    April 26, 2021 | Solving big problems with a huge workforce making lots of small contributions is the crux of an idea kicking around Washington to take on some of the most challenging issues of our times: reimagining the Depression-era Civilian Conservation Corps. The Biden White House and members of Congress want to tweak that concept to help rebuild the nation’s workforce in a stumbling economy while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions and facilitating the transition to clean energy.

    Source: Inside Climate News

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    Letter to the Editor: A look at the benefits of a 'more ambitious' Civilian Climate Corps

    Arizona Conservation Corps

    April 25th, 2021 | As a young person, the CCC would make a huge difference for people like me. Over the summer, I had the privilege of working as a corps member for the AZ Conservation Corps. Not only was I able to contribute to bettering the natural world, but I made lifelong connections with a group of people from diverse backgrounds, and I am grateful for that. Most importantly for the impact of this bill, I got a job with AZCC when I was not able to find a job anywhere else. Providing young people with meaningful and impactful jobs is a recipe for personal success and for ensuring the health and well-being of our communities.

    (via Jacob Moul - Arizona Conservation Corps Alumni)

    Source: Arizona Daily Sun

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    Appalachian Conservation Corps opens new program in Harrisonburg

    Appalachian Conservation Corps

    April 25th, 2021 | The Appalachian Conservation Corps has a new summer program and is looking for youth in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County aged 16-18 to get involved. The program is called the “Rockingham Outdoor Conservation Crew” or “ROC Crew” and will be based in Harrisonburg. Crews will work on conservation projects in the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests.

    Source: WHSV 3

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