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    A message to our participants

    June 5, 2020 | To Our Participants,

    Our organization envisions a legacy of healthy lands, air and water, thriving people and resilient communities. In these painful times we use our mission, vision and strategic direction to guide us forward. The news in our country about the death of George Floyd, the murder charges recently announced, and national protests is affecting us, our staff, and our members. We are sad, frustrated and condemn the brutal treatment George Floyd and countless others received generation after generation in this country. We stand in solidarity with our communities of color.

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    Federal Agency Announces $576 Million in AmeriCorps Funding

    May 19, 2020 | Federal Agency Announces $576 Million in AmeriCorps Funding

    Funding will support AmeriCorps members; provide $164 million in scholarships to those who serve

    The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced $576 million in AmeriCorps funding – including grants and education awards—to help national and local organizations, faith-based groups, and educational institutions respond to the most-critical issues facing communities in the U.S. In total, this funding will provide more than 60,000 Americans the opportunity to serve their communities through AmeriCorps.

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    The Beginning of the Baileys Trail System

    Appalachian Conservation Corps

    May 8, 2020 | After four years of planning, the first 14 miles of the Baileys Trail System are on the ground and set to open to the public on May 30, 2020!

    This first milestone was made possible through a 2019 National Forest Foundation REI Partnership grant and a Recreational Trails Program grant, and involved the Athens County Foundation, Wayne National Forest, Applied Trails Research, Appalachian Conservation Corps, Athens Bicycle Club, and professional trail builders.

    Source: National Forest Foundation • Appalachian Conservation Corps

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    Ridgeline reroute for local accessibility and educational recreation in Las Cruces

    Conservation Corps New Mexico

    March 2020 | A quick hike up a sloping, exposed hill revealed a stunning view of the Organ Mountains and across Las Cruces. The sky was a bright grey mass of clouds, promising rain tomorrow, but not quite today. Back on the hill, the tawny stretch was wide and established, allowing two of us to walk side by side. Unearthed stones neatly lined the edge of the trail holding back the rocky expanse of prickly pear cactus, creosote, mesquite and ocotillo. As we walked, Conservation Corps New Mexico’s local project partner, Edna Flores, gestured to the land we were walking through, showing us where CCNM’s local crew had worked the days before.

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    Meet Board of Directors member CJ Goulding!

    April 16, 2020 | Meet one of Conservation Legacy’s newest Board Members, CJ Goulding. CJ joined the board in 2019 with experience in leading backcountry trips for high schoolers, diversity, equity and inclusion facilitation, youth leadership development, and so much more.

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    NFF Supports for Trail Reconstruction After Record Snow Year

    Southwest Conservation Corps

    April 30, 2020 | A record snowpack in Colorado from the 2018-2019 winter resulted in epic skiing, amazing rafting conditions, and a nightmare for many trail maintenance organizations. With over 700 percent of the average yearly snowpack still sticking around into June and beyond, the trail maintenance season would be drastically shortened. To add to the shorter season, that level of snowpack caused numerous avalanches. Avalanches leave a path of destruction behind them, and massive debris fields in front of them.

    Source: Southwest Conservation Corps • National Forest Foundation

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    COVID-19 Response

    Conservation Legacy

    March 23, 2020 | This will be updated regularly by Conservation Legacy staff with changes or further announcements. Last updated 4/23/20.

    The safety of our participants, staff, and partners is our utmost priority. We have activated an Incident Response Team dedicated to addressing the impact of COVID-19 on our organization.

    Below you will find updates regarding Conservation Legacy’s response to the emerging concerns related to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

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    Conservation Legacy Brand Refresh

    April 13, 2020 | Throughout 2019 and continuing into 2020, the Conservation Legacy Communications Team has been analyzing our brand, visual identity, messaging and communication strategies. It has taken the effort of our entire staff to pull together a comprehensive body of research, culminating with our 2020-2022 Strategic Plan. With that, we have refreshed our Conservation Legacy logo and program visual identities.

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    Conservation Legacy Strategic Plan 2020-2022

    March 24, 2020 | Conservation corps have long been based on strong traditions, deep care for our environment, and the unique opportunity to grow and learn through outdoor experiences. The 2020–2022 Strategic Plan honors this foundation while recognizing if we are to achieve our shared vision, we must adapt to meet the pace that our climate and our cultures are changing.

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    Conservation Legacy’s Board of Directors announced today the appointment of Chief Executive Officer

    For Immediate Release: March 20, 2020 | Durango, Colorado

    Conservation Legacy’s Board of Directors announced today the appointment of current Interim Chief Executive Officer Rob Spath as permanent Chief Executive Officer, effective March 20, 2020.

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