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.
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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.
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.
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