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Conservation Legacy Announces Amy Sovocool as Chief Executive OfficerConservation Legacy
Conservation Legacy Announces Amy Sovocool as Chief Executive Officer
For Immediate Release: Monday, March 27, 2021
Durango, Colorado—Conservation Legacy's Board of Directors has announced Amy Sovocool as the organization's Chief Executive Officer, effective April 3, 2023. Sovocool joins a strong and proven team of leaders at Conservation Legacy and a cadre of female leadership amongst the nation’s top conservation corps organizations.
Earth Day: Connecting people to natureConservation 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.
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Stewards Individual Placements Program celebrates 20 years of AmeriCorps VISTA programmingStewards 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.
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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.
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Appalachian Conservation Corps Intern Selected by The Corps Network as 2022 Corpsmember of the YearAppalachian 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.
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WVU Tech Students Volunteer to Build Dog HousesStewards 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.
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NPF x Winnebago Industries: Service Corps in ActionSouthwest 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.
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National Park Foundation Launches New Program Supporting Equity-focused Outdoor Leaders and OrganizationsAncestral 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.
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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’!
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Upper Cathedral Rock Trail Reconstruction ProjectArizona 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.
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