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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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  • Ancestral Lands Crew Members remove graffiti

    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 PHOTO CONTEST

    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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  • Jeff Hankens And Family

    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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    Phil’s World serves up new entree – the Poquito Burrito

    Southwest Conservation Corps

    May 4, 2018 | “Building this new trail from start to finish is especially nice,” she said, taking a break from using a rock bar to nudge a boulder into place “I love my commute from tent to this canyon, and look forward to one day taking my kids on this trail and telling them I helped build it.”

    Source: Durango Herald

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    Celebrating 20 Years of Conservation and Service: William Drabkin, Founder, Youth Corps of Southern Arizona

    20th Anniversary Highlights

    April 23, 2018 | William Drabkin started the Youth Corps of Southern Arizona (YCOSA) in Tucson, AZ in 2001. Through the years, the organization evolved from YCOSA to Southwest Conservation Corps and presently operates as Arizona Conservation Corps. 

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    Celebrating 20 years of Conservation Service!

    20th Anniversary Highlights

    April 22, 2018 | In 2014, on Earth Day, Conservation Legacy was created to support several existing local conservation corps and national service programs that have been in operation across the country, some for the past 20 years.

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  • AZCC Crew in front of Kartchner Sign

    Kartchner Caverns State Park Celebrates a New Trail

    Arizona Conservation Corps

    April 10, 2018 | Kartchner Caverns State Park is inviting the public to come celebrate its newest hiking trail and renovation of the existing Foothills Loop Trail at an Earth Day event on April 22. Built in response to visitor requests for additional and more challenging trails at Kartchner Caverns State Park, the new trail is 1.75 miles through the foothills of the Whetstone Mountains. All trail work was completed with hand tools by the Arizona Conservation Corps (AZCC) trail crew and park staff.

    Source: Arizona State Parks • Arizona Conservation Corps

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