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    Southeast Conservation Corps engages teens, young adults in outdoor service projects

    Southeast Conservation Corps

    August 29, 2020 | Brenna Kelly didn't grow up hiking or camping and hardly considered herself an outdoorsy person. Yet after she graduated from college in Louisville, Kentucky, in 2002 and was looking for her next adventure, she settled on the idea of doing something that involved the outdoors. Read more about SECC!

    Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press • Southeast Conservation Corps

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    Investing in the Next Generation of National Park Stewards

    Arizona Conservation Corps

    August 26, 2020 | Last year, the National Park Foundation provided over $3.5 million to service corps programs at more than 30 national park sites. These crews accomplished critical maintenance projects like habitat restoration, trail maintenance, historic building restoration, and more, all while gaining work experience and hands-on skills. In all, these service corps members helped to remove over 70 acres of vegetation and restore 700 acres of natural habitat.

    Source: National Park Foundation • Arizona Conservation Corps

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    COVID-19 Response

    Conservation Legacy

    August, 2020 | This will be updated regularly by Conservation Legacy staff with changes or further announcements. Last updated 8/18/20.

    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).

    Source: Conservation Legacy

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    Photos: Southeast Conservation Corps builds bridge at Chickamauga Park

    Southeast Conservation Corps

    August 9, 2020 | Southeast Conservation Corps Women's Crew builds a footbridge across a stream in the McDonald Field, just south of the Chickamauga National Military Park's visitor center. Check out these photos!

    Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press • Southeast Conservation Corps

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    Brush cleanup project at Shoofly

    Arizona Conservation Corps

    August 7, 2020| PAYSON - During the week of June 15, Friends of the Tonto National Forest board member Scott Wood worked with Angie Abel of the Payson Ranger District and the Arizona Conservation Corps (AZCC) to clear brush and noxious weeds and repair trails at the Shoofly Village Ruins.

    Source: Payson Roundup • Arizona Conservation Corps

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    Forest, Tribal Partnership Supplies Firewood To Hopi And Navajo

    Ancestral Lands

    August 6, 2020| A unique partnership is addressing a home heating crisis on the Navajo and Hopi Nations, by supplying hundreds of cords of firewood from forest restoration projects.

    Source: NPR Knau Public Radio • Ancestral Lands • Southwest Conservation Corps

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    The Great American Outdoors Act—a milestone for outdoor rec and public lands

    August 4, 2020 | Historic legislation will provide more opportunities for people to work on public lands and will restore the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)

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    Meet the Conservation Legacy Diversity Team!

    August 1, 2020 | In August of 2019, the Conservation Legacy Diversity Team came together out of a desire amongst Conservation Legacy staff to focus on DEI initiatives throughout the organization.

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    Youth conservation corps program recap from Raleigh!

    Conservation Corps North Carolina

    July 22, 2020 | For four weeks this summer, eight teenagers from the Raleigh area gained work experience in natural resources and environmental fields as part of the Youth Conservation Crew (YCC) with the Conservation Corps of North Carolina’s summer program. This program works with public land managers across North Carolina to help accomplish some of the maintenance work that is required to keep public lands available and in good condition for users.

    Source: • Conservation Corps North Carolina • Conservation Legacy

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    Cyclists Coalition awarded $102,000 trail-building grant

    Arizona Conservation Corps

    July 7, 2020 | COTTONWOOD The Verde Valley Cyclists Coalition was recently awarded a $102,000 trail building grant from the Catena Foundation for Phase 2 of the Blowout Wash Trail System.

    The Blowout Wash Trail System is a three-year construction project within the Verde Ranger District of the Prescott National Forest. It’s a 27-mile stacked, loop system to facilitate recreational opportunities, both close-in and farther-out, located on the east slope of Mingus Mountain adjacent to the communities of Cottonwood, Clarkdale and Jerome.

    According to VVCC President Marty Glinsky, the project’s second-phase construction will build nine miles of loop trails utilizing Arizona Conservation Corps youth crews, volunteers and Forest Service personnel.

    Source: The Verde Valley Independent & Camp Verde Bugle • Arizona Conservation Corps

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