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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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    Ask a Ranger: The Museum Fire and the Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project

    Arizona Conservation Corps

    August 22, 2019 | Read a conversation with Park Ranger Karen Malis-Clark about the Flagstaff Museum Fire.

    Q: How did the Museum Fire impact the Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project (FWPP), and vice-versa?

    A: That’s the big question now that many are working to answer. Let’s review the Fire Triangle and Fire Behavior Triangle to appreciate fire’s impact.

    Source: Arizona Daily Sun • Arizona Conservation Corps

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    Rangely trustees hear RDH mill levy proposal

    Southwest Conservation Corps

    August 18, 2019 | Rangely - After hearing the Rangely District Hospital presentation about the proposed mill levy Tuesday, Rangely Mayor Andy Shaffer called the regular town board of trustees meeting to order.  There were no public input, changes to the agenda public hearings, or reports from the council during this meeting.

    Source: The Herald Times • Southwest Conservation Corps

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    BVSC seeks suggestions by Aug. 20 for naming two new bike trails

    Southwest Conservation Corps

    August 16, 2019 | Buena Vista Singletrack Coalition is excited that two new trails are currently under construction as part of the $151,000 grant awarded to the town of Buena Vista by the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Non-Motorized State Trails Grant program.

    The grant was submitted in partnership with Bureau of Land Management, Southwest Conservation Corps, Colorado Mountain Club and Buena Vista Singletrack Coalition.

    Source: The Chaffee County Times • Southwest Conservation Corps

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    Canyons of Ancients National Monument friends group awarded $6,000 in grants

    Preserve America Youth Summits

    August 7, 2019 | A friends group of Canyons of the Ancients National Monument has been awarded two grants to support environmental education and to monitor wilderness study areas.

    Source: Durango Journal • Preserve America Youth Summits

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