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    Appalachian Conservation Corps Joins the Effort to Restore Minelands

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    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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    COVID-19 Response Plan

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    June 29, 2020 | This will be updated regularly by Conservation Legacy staff with changes or further announcements. Last updated 6/29/20.

    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).

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    The Beginning of the Baileys Trail System

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    May 8, 2020 | After four years of planning, the first 14 miles of the Baileys Trail System are on the ground and set to open to the public on May 30, 2020!

    This first milestone was made possible through a 2019 National Forest Foundation REI Partnership grant and a Recreational Trails Program grant, and involved the Athens County Foundation, Wayne National Forest, Applied Trails Research, Appalachian Conservation Corps, Athens Bicycle Club, and professional trail builders.

    Source: National Forest Foundation • Appalachian Conservation Corps

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    Conservation Legacy Brand Refresh

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    April 13, 2020 | Throughout 2019 and continuing into 2020, the Conservation Legacy Communications Team has been analyzing our brand, visual identity, messaging and communication strategies. It has taken the effort of our entire staff to pull together a comprehensive body of research, culminating with our 2020-2022 Strategic Plan. With that, we have refreshed our Conservation Legacy logo and program visual identities.

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    Appomattox Court House National Historical Park hosts crews to improve trails

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    August 7, 2019 | Crew 726's work enhances accessibility for visitors on Appomattox Court House National Historic Park trails!

    Source: WSET ABC 13

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    Conservation group sees growth since founding

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    December 19, 2018 | A brief article from WHSV Harrisonburg highlighting Great Appalachian Valley Conservation Corps.

    Source: WHSV.com

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    Forging New Networks to Better Serve Our Lands

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    December 10, 2018 | "Dirty hands and sore muscles are temporary, and it is pride, grit and sense of purpose that endures."

    Source: National Park Foundation Blog - Partner Stories

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    Youth Crews featured in local news

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    Connecting youth with nature and opportunities.

    Learn more about the Shenandoah Youth Corps and how twelve high school students spent summer 2018 working outside at Shenandoah National Park. A local news article from The Free Lance-Star in Fredericksburg, VA discusses the impact they made and the collaboration between GAVCC, Shenandoah National Park, and Shenandoah National Park Trust.

    Source: The Free Lance-Star

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