"... a way for youth to build a community,
learn to work as a team, and gain valuable in-the-field experience."
Our Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) works with community partners such as the US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, local townships and other community members to create better access into our wilderness/public parks and to beautify our community spaces.
Most often, our crews (teams of 8 to 10) are working to restore trails and open spaces to a safe and healthy state. Projects include trail building, forest thinning, landscaping, GIS mapping, habitat restoration and more. Crews operate under both grant funded and fee-for-service programs.