February 6, 2020 | FARMINGTON – After more than 20 years in the area, the Southwest Conservation Corps is gearing up to hire one of its largest summer youth crews yet.
The program plans to hire about 65 students, almost four times more than 2016 when it hired 16 students, said Teresa DiTore, youth programs manager with Southwest Conservation Corps.
Source: Durango Herald • Southwest Conservation CorpsVisit Article
In partnership with the National Park Foundation, Conservation Legacy engaged young Americans through paid service and volunteer stewardship projects through the Love Your Park Conservation Corps (LYPCC) program. The LYPCC highlights, improves, and preserves National Trails and unique visitor experiences. Through projects identified as critical to visitor use, visitor safety and engagement of new visitors, the LYPCC focused on infrastructure and stewardship projects at various National Park Service Locations.
Source: National Park Foundation Newsletter • Conservation LegacyVisit Article
January 13, 2020 | Join United Way of Southwest Colorado (UWSWC) at Wolf Creek Ski Area for a fun day of skiing and boarding with discounted full-day lift tickets on Wednesday, Jan. 15, to benefit United Way nonprofit organizations in Archuleta County.
Source: Pagosa Springs SUN • Southwest Conservation CorpsVisit Article
January 10, 2020 | The Southwest Conservation Corps youth program will be the beneficiary of Moonlight Pizza & Brewpub’s Moonlight Monday promotion on Jan. 20.
Source: The Mountain Mail • Southwest Conservation CorpsVisit Article
January 7, 2020 | ALAMOSA — The Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Board awarded a total of $1,942,586 in youth corps and open space grants to projects in your district.
The City of Alamosa received a $16,600 youth corps grant to hire Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) to construct and maintain trails on several municipal properties, adding six miles to an existing network of 15 miles of trail.
Source: Valley Courier • Southwest Conservation CorpsVisit Article
January 6, 2020 | When Shirena Trujillo Long started 15 years ago as the coordinator of El Centro de Muchos Colores at Fort Lewis College, she was tasked with helping to recruit and retain Hispanic students, an enormous job for a small center.
Trujillo Long left El Centro at the end of December, but she plans to continue working on equity and inclusion goals as the director of diversity recruitment for Conservation Legacy, a national organization for the nonprofit focused on conservation service projects. Trujillo Long plans to work out of the nonprofit’s Durango offices.
Source: Durango Herald • Conservation LegacyVisit Article