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    Southwest Conservation Corps hiring students for largest summer yet

    Southwest Conservation Corps

    February 6, 2020 | FARMINGTON – After more than 20 years in the area, the Southwest Conservation Corps is gearing up to hire one of its largest summer youth crews yet.

    The program plans to hire about 65 students, almost four times more than 2016 when it hired 16 students, said Teresa DiTore, youth programs manager with Southwest Conservation Corps.

    Source: Durango Herald • Southwest Conservation Corps

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    The Power of Conservation Corps Liaisons

    Partnerships

    In partnership with the National Park Foundation, Conservation Legacy engaged young Americans through paid service and volunteer stewardship projects through the Love Your Park Conservation Corps (LYPCC) program. The LYPCC highlights, improves, and preserves National Trails and unique visitor experiences. Through projects identified as critical to visitor use, visitor safety and engagement of new visitors, the LYPCC focused on infrastructure and stewardship projects at various National Park Service Locations.

    Source: National Park Foundation Newsletter • Conservation Legacy

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    United Way Day at Wolf Creek Ski Area supports local nonprofits

    Southwest Conservation Corps

    January 13, 2020 | Join United Way of Southwest Colorado (UWSWC) at Wolf Creek Ski Area for a fun day of skiing and boarding with discounted full-day lift tickets on Wednesday, Jan. 15, to benefit United Way nonprofit organizations in Archuleta County.

    Source: Pagosa Springs SUN • Southwest Conservation Corps

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    Southwest Conservation Corps to benefit from Moonlight Monday promotion

    Southwest Conservation Corps

    January 10, 2020 | The Southwest Conservation Corps youth program will be the beneficiary of Moonlight Pizza & Brewpub’s Moonlight Monday promotion on Jan. 20.

    Source: The Mountain Mail • Southwest Conservation Corps

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    GOCO awards grants to local parks

    Southwest Conservation Corps

    January 7, 2020 | ALAMOSA — The Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Board awarded a total of  $1,942,586 in youth corps and open space grants to projects in your district.

    The City of Alamosa received a $16,600 youth corps grant to hire Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) to construct and maintain trails on several municipal properties, adding six miles to an existing network of 15 miles of trail. 

    Source: Valley Courier • Southwest Conservation Corps

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    Mentor to students of color steps down from El Centro

    Conservation Legacy

    January 6, 2020 | When Shirena Trujillo Long started 15 years ago as the coordinator of El Centro de Muchos Colores at Fort Lewis College, she was tasked with helping to recruit and retain Hispanic students, an enormous job for a small center.

    Trujillo Long left El Centro at the end of December, but she plans to continue working on equity and inclusion goals as the director of diversity recruitment for Conservation Legacy, a national organization for the nonprofit focused on conservation service projects. Trujillo Long plans to work out of the nonprofit’s Durango offices.

    Source: Durango Herald • Conservation Legacy

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    Conservation Legacy Announces Interim Chief Executive Officer

    For Immediate Release: November 12, 2019 | Durango, Colorado

    Conservation Legacy’s Board of Directors announced today the appointment of current Chief Programs Officer Rob Spath as Interim Chief Executive Officer, effective November 15, 2019.

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    Leading Ladies: Women leading the charge in local conservation

    Southeast Conservation Corps

    November 1, 2019 | Our very own Brenna Kelly, Corps Director of Southeast Conservation Corps, is featured in the Get Out features of the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

     

    Within the past three issues of Get Out, we have featured a different conservation group's newly hired executive director — and all have been women. That got us wondering, are women leading the local conservation scene? Based on our tally — yes.

    Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press • Southeast Conservation Corps

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    Crews protect riparian habitat and natural waters on the North Kaibab Ranger District

    Ancestral Lands

    October 30, 2019 | Fredonia, Ariz., — The Kaibab National Forest and a Hopi Ancestral Lands Crew, along with personnel from Grand Canyon Trust and the Springs Stewardship Institute are working to protect riparian habitat and natural waters on the North Kaibab Ranger District (NKRD) of the Kaibab National Forest.

    Source: US Forest Service • Ancestral Lands Hopi • Southwest Conservation Corps

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    Volunteers focus on stream cleanup as part of Flagstaff sustainability efforts

    Arizona Conservation Corps

    October 16, 2019 | A local stream cleanup left Flagstaff looking a little cleaner. On Thursday, members of the community put on gloves and grabbed trash bags to collect trash littered along the banks of Sinclair Wash.

    Source: Arizona Daily Sun • Arizona Conservation Corps

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