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    Earth Day: Connecting people to nature

    Conservation Legacy

    April 22, 2022 | Nature is central to humans’ wellbeing. Yet, modern society continues to wander farther from it. Days indoors, excessive screen time, desk jobs, lack of physical activity, long commutes; it’s no wonder that one in five people experience mental health illnesses each year, as published by the National Alliance on Mental Illness. This Earth Day, we recognize AmeriCorps members, organizations, and federal land management agencies’ efforts to connect people with nature.

    Source: AmeriCorps

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    Stewards Individual Placements Program celebrates 20 years of AmeriCorps VISTA programming

    Stewards Individual Placement Program

    Beckley, WV | March 11, 2022 Stewards Individual Placements Program kicks off the celebration of 20 years of AmeriCorps VISTA programming during AmeriCorps week, March 13-19, 2022.

    Source: Stewards Individual Placements Program

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    Southeast Conservation Corps Intern Selected by The Corps Network as 2022 Corpsmember of the Year

    March 8th, 2022 | Chattanooga, TN Press Release: Aaron Conner, a member of Southeast Conservation Corps’ Veterans Fire Corps crew, will be recognized by The Corps Network, the National Association of Service and Conservation Corps, as a 2022 Corpsmember of the Year.

    Source: The Corps Network

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    Appalachian Conservation Corps Intern Selected by The Corps Network as 2022 Corpsmember of the Year

    Appalachian Conservation Corps

    March 8th, 2022 | HARRISONBURG, VA – Press Release: Kalen Anderson, former Appalachian Conservation Corps’ (ACC) Werowocomoco project intern, will be recognized by The Corps Network, the National Association of Service and Conservation Corps, as a 2022 Corpsmember of the Year.

    Source: The Corps Network

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    WVU Tech Students Volunteer to Build Dog Houses

    Stewards Individual Placement Program

    February 15th, 2022 | Over the weekend, ten volunteers from the West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVU Tech) joined the Stewards Individual Placement to build dog houses for Dogs Under Cover.

    Source: Lootpress

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    NPF x Winnebago Industries: Service Corps in Action

    Southwest Conservation Corps

    Feb 25, 2022 | [VIDEO] Southwest Conservation Corps' 2021 Leaders of Color Crew is featured in a video by the National Park Foundation to help raise awareness about job opportunities in conservation.

    Source: National Park Foundation

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    National Park Foundation Launches New Program Supporting Equity-focused Outdoor Leaders and Organizations

    Ancestral Lands

    February 24th, 2022 | The National Park Foundation today announced the official launch of ParkVentures within the organization's Outdoor Exploration initiative. ParkVentures supports programs and activities that help people create and strengthen life-long relationships with national parks, with a focus on communities that have been historically excluded from parks and may not feel a sense of belonging in the outdoors.

    Source: The National Park Foundation

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    7 Black-Led Outdoor Groups to Follow and Support

    February 15th, 2022 | In honor of Black History Month, we’re sharing five Black-led outdoor groups to check out. Let’s be real—following a handful of Black-led nonprofits isn’t going to end systemic racism. But we all need to be actively educating ourselves, diversifying the content we consume and the brands we support, and consistently promoting Black voices. Following and supporting Black-led groups like these isn’t just an activity for Black History Month—a box to check off and forget about. There’s a wealth of experience, knowledge, insight, and wisdom to tap into from outlets like the ones we are sharing here. This is a movement, not a moment. So let’s get movin’!

    Source: The Field Guide Blog

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    Upper Cathedral Rock Trail Reconstruction Project

    Arizona Conservation Corps

    February 1st, 2022 | This year the Forest Service started a major reconstruction project on the popular Cathedral Rock Trail. This project is tackling deferred maintenance on a trail unlike any other on the Coconino National Forest. As the Forest’s second busiest trail, and located in a sensitive place by Oak Creek, the project is needed to protect watershed health and to provide an enduring high-quality experience for trail users.

    Source: The Villager

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    Jessica Arkeketa’s National Park Service Journey: From a Service Corps Member to a Pathways Student and Beyond

    Ancestral Lands

    January 24, 2022 | Jessica’s time with ALCC changed her life. She shares, “I was a little lost before the program and I needed some direction. I was excited for a new beginning but not prepared for what was about to come. Reconnecting with ancestral lands gave me purpose and meaning again.” She found out about Conservation Legacy through her tribe’s Tribal Historic Preservation Office. These offices have many responsibilities and typically advise Federal agencies on the management of Tribal historic properties, supervise when there are archeological digs or prescribed burns on tribal lands, and conduct surveys and inventories of tribal historic properties.

    Source: The National Park Service

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