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    Appalachian Conservation Corps Joins the Effort to Restore Minelands

    Appalachian Conservation Corps

    September 8, 2020 | Each year Monongahela National Forest works with non-profit partner Green Forests Work, and a host of other partners, on projects to restore a formerly mined area of the Forest on the border of Randolph and Pocahontas counties called the Mower Tract. This year the Appalachian Conservation Corps was added as our newest partner.

    Source: United States Department of Agriculture: Forest Service • Appalachian Conservation Corps

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    $300,000 donation to CERF supports nonprofits

    Southwest Conservation Corps

    September 6, 2020 | Tech Gives Back, a fundraising effort, raised $300,000 for the Community Emergency Relief Fund’s efforts to combat food insecurity and support youth employment at local nonprofits during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Source: The Durango Herald • Southwest Conservation Corps

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    North Carolina Young Adults Work with Volunteers to Restore Black Mountain Crest Trail

    Conservation Corps North Carolina

    September 3, 2020 | A Conservation Corps North Carolina (CCNC) crew of young adults worked with volunteers from the North Carolina High Peaks Trail Association to complete high priority trail work on the Black Mountain Crest Trail in the Nantahala National Forest.

    Source: HC Press • Conservation Corps North Carolina

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    New Habitat Hero Garden in Pagosa Springs

    Southwest Conservation Corps

    August 31, 2020 | In late July, amidst alternating summer heat and afternoon monsoons, volunteers gathered to plant locally and regionally native plant species in southwestern Colorado. Housed at the Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership (GGP) site in downtown Pagosa Springs, members from various groups (Weminuche Audubon Society, Mountain High Garden Club, CSU Extension Master Gardeners, and GGP) came together to install a Habitat Hero demonstration garden despite the current pandemic.

    Source: National Audubon Society: Rockies • Southwest Conservation Corps

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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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