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    Baileys Trail is helping ecotourism in Southeast Ohio

    September 25, 2019 | The construction of Baileys Trail will help with the ecotourism industry in Athens and Southeast Ohio.

    Southeast Ohio hosts thousands of visitors each year all coming in for ecotourism, which is a form of tourism that recreates in and fosters healthy ecosystems, equitable community development and fair financial gains. Activities include hiking, mountain biking, kayaking and appreciating nature.  

    Source: The Post Athens Ohio • Appalachian Conservation Corps

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    In Tennessee, teenagers are taking on trail maintenance

    Southeast Conservation Corps

    September 11, 2019 | The story behind how four high schoolers formed a first-ever work crew comprised entirely of women to tackle backlogged projects in Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park this summer.

    Source: REI Journal • Southeast Conservation Corps

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    The national parks system is falling apart: These diverse service corps can help fix it

    Conservation Legacy

    September 6, 2019 | America’s national park system is getting wilder by the second—and that’s not great news for visitors. This country’s park system is made up of more than 85 million acres of outdoor space. It features pristine forestland, breathtaking canyons, and monumental former battlefields across all 50 states.

    Source: Fast Company • Southeast Conservation Corps • Conservation Legacy • Ancestral Lands

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    Community Volunteer Ambassadors and Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

    Stewards Individual Placement Program

    September 4, 2019 | This month, Stewards Program Coordinator and former Klondike CVA, Allie Burdick, along with Communications Team member Amber Wong, sat down with Seattle Area National Park Sites (including Klondike) superintendent Charles Beall to talk about his positive experience working with four years of CVAs.

    Source: Stewards Individual Placement Program

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    Monarch fund disburses $30,000

    Southwest Conservation Corps

    August 27, 2019 | Monarch Mountain’s Ski Conservation Fund has disbursed a little more than $30,000 to three different area conservation projects, the National Forest Foundation announced last week.

    The fund gave $12,000 to the Monarch Pass Gravel Pit Restoration Project, $13,200 to the Boss Lake Trail Improvement Project and $7,600 to develop cross-country ski trails near Monarch Mountain.

    The gravel pit project is being handled by Trout Unlimited, and the other two projects are being run by Southwest Conservation Corps.

    Source: The Mountain Mail • Southwest Conservation Corps

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    Arizona Conservation Corps crew works with HistoriCorps in Northern Arizona

    Arizona Conservation Corps

    August 27, 2019 | Arizona Conservation Corps (AZCC) White Mountains Crew 361 joined HistoriCorps for a week of historic preservation work in Pinedale, AZ. Located in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, the crew worked on the Pinedale Ranger Station originally built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in 1934. Upon arrival, the former barn was quite a sight – panels of white and teal lead paint were peeling off the sides, patches of rooftiles were curled and missing, and failing wood was clearly visible. 

    Source: Arizona Conservation Corps

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    Employing Young And Diverse Leaders, Service Corps Benefit National Parks

    Southeast Conservation Corps

    August 27, 2019 | As the National Park Service celebrates 103 years of preserving America’s natural and cultural resources, the National Park Foundation Monday announced a more than $3.5 million investment in expanding young, diverse leaders’ capacity to help protect national parks, lift up communities, and gain in-demand job skills training through service corps programs.

    Service corps are locally-based organizations that engage young adults and veterans in projects that address recreation, conservation, disaster response, and community needs.

    Source: The Chattanoogan • Southeast Conservation Corps

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    River tour introduces stakeholders to watershed efforts

    Arizona Conservation Corps

    August 26, 2019 | SOLOMON — At the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension in Solomon, a group of stakeholders gathered for a morning breakfast and presentation on the Gila River watershed.

    The group included politicians, educators, scientists and others touring the Gila Watershed Partnership’s restoration sites on the Gila River. The GWP has been working the past several years to remove tamarisk in several locations along the river and replacing the invasive species with native trees and other plant life in order to protect the watershed.

    Source: Eastern Arizona Courier • Arizona Conservation Corps

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    National Park Foundation and Partners Expand Service Corps Impact Across the Country

    Partnerships

    August 26, 2019 | As the National Park Service celebrates 103 years of preserving America’s natural and cultural resources, the National Park Foundation (NPF) today announced a more than $3.5 million investment in expanding young, diverse leaders’ capacity to help protect national parks, lift up communities, and gain in-demand job skills training through service corps programs.

    Service corps are locally-based organizations that engage young adults and veterans in projects that address recreation, conservation, disaster response, and community needs.

    Source: National Park Foundation • Conservation Legacy

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    Appalachian Conservation Corps crew expands Philpott Lake trail system

    August 24, 2019 | The Adult Conservation Crew with the Appalachian Conservation Corps recently spent nine days at Philpott Lake expanding its existing trail system from 11.5 miles to 14 miles. What makes the work projects so special is that they are “impactful on the land and the people who take part in them,” Crew Leader Julia Kemper said in the release. “You learn a lot about yourself.”

    Source: Martinsville Bulletin • Appalachian Conservation Corps

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