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    Stewards Announces Strategic Partnership with The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation

    September 13, 2018 | The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation and the Stewards Individual Placement Program announced a strategic partnership to train AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps VISTA placements on how to better engage the communities in which they serve.

    Source: The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation

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    Putting it on the (High)line: Great Appalachian Valley Conservation Corps and the Monongahela National Forest

    Great Appalachian Valley Conservation Corps

    August 31, 2018 | Conservation Legacy's Great Appalachian Valley Conservation Corps began work in the Monongahela in the Spring of 2018, kickstarting a 2-year-long partnership between GAVCC and the US Forest Service. Crews have contributed over 3,000 hours of hard work on this project.

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    All hands on deck: Over a decade of disaster response and recovery

    August 27, 2018 | Conservation Legacy has been sending crews on disaster response deployments across the U.S. since 2006. This year is ramping up to be one of our biggest yet. 

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    Corps-to-Fire: Conservation service work as a pathway to wildland firefighting careers

    August 23, 2018 | How does one obtain the experience, training and skillset to be competitive for wildland fire? Conservation Legacy has a long history of creating opportunities for young people and veterans and operates several unique and innovative programs beyond traditional trail crews and individual placements that are designed to support the career path from corps to wildland fire employment. 

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    Letter to the editor: Youthful labor, enthusiasm appreciated

    Southwest Conservation Corps

    August 18, 2018 | The board of directors and staff of the Costilla County Economic Development Council would like to thank the Southwest Conservation Corps youth for assisting us in clearing out the west wing of the Sangre de Cristo Heritage Center to prepare for construction of a new Community Kitchen and dining area.

    Source: Alamosa News

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    New youth corps program at Shenandoah aimed at connecting with nature

    Great Appalachian Valley Conservation Corps

    August 14, 2018 | The Shenandoah Youth Corps is a three-way partnership between Shenandoah, the Great Appalachian Valley Conservation Corps and the Shenandoah Park Trust. The program is designed to give young people a chance to connect with nature and develop a sense of stewardship that can come only from an extended stay in a place like Shenandoah. The program brought 12 young people into the park this summer, split into two four-week sessions. 

    Source: Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star

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    Native youth connect with land of forefathers

    Ancestral Lands

    July, 17, 2018 | Hopi youth remove graffiti near Camp Verde's Clear Creek Camp through Ancestral Lands program

    Source: Navajo-Hopi Observer

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    Conservation Legacy 2018 Photo Contest

    June 11, 2018 


    Conservation Legacy is a national organization dedicated to supporting a cooperative of locally based conservation service programs that foster service in support of communities and ecosystems. In celebration of our 20th Anniversary and Great Outdoors Month, we want to see—how do you #ServeOutdoors? What is your boots-on-the-ground experience? Share it with us! 

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    Celebrating 20 Years of Conservation and Service: Jeff Hankens, Coconino Rural Environment Corps Alumni Staff Highlight

    20th Anniversary Highlights

    May 24, 2018 | “I spent five glorious years at the Coconino Rural Environment Corps (CREC), now Arizona Conservation Corps, in Flagstaff, AZ, from March 2002 until June of 2008, with a brief hiatus during 2004 to study sustainable building. I had spent a summer as a Crew Leader for the Student Conservation Association and wanted to continue working in the eternally fascinating, stimulating, challenging field of conservation."

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    Increasing access to parks one volunteer at a time

    Stewards Individual Placement Program

    May 14, 2018 | After a short internship with the National Park Service during her senior year of college at the UW, Allison Burdick wasn't sure where she's end up. Like many college grads, Burdick tentatively ventured into the professional world, taking a corporate job at Starbucks in a field she didn't go to school for. When park ranger Kelsey Johnson offered her the chance to apply for a yearlong paid position at the National Park Service, she jumped on it.

    Source: Samantha Bushman • The University of Washington Daily

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