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    Indigenous Insight Informs NPS Exploration And Development Of Sacred Site

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    March 5,2021 | Werowocomoco rests atop a bluff on a peninsula in the Tidewater region of eastern Virginia, surrounded by marshlands, fields, and forests. It is a lush and verdant place, rich in plant and animal life—but most importantly, rich in Indigenous history and heritage.

    Until recently, the site’s exact location was lost to the memory of the tribes who once inhabited it. Now recently rediscovered, Conservation Legacy and the National Park Service are collaborating with Native tribes to learn more about Werowocomoco, incorporate it into the National Park System, and accurately and respectfully interpret it for future visitors.

    Source: National Parks Traveler • Appalachian Conservation Corps • Conservation Legacy

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    Go Rejuvenated - Baileys Trail System Video

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    November 10, 2020 | VIDEO: What happens to a robust region when a once-thriving industry stops and leaves a community searching for a new identity? For the surrounding area of Chauncey, Ohio, it's growing from the Baileys Trail System. Appalachian Conservation Corps featured on PEARL iZUMi.

    Source: PEARL iZUMi • Appalachian Conservation Corps

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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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    An American Beauty

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    October, 1, 2019 | Crew member, Megan Boyle's, recollection on her journey with the American Chestnut tree.

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    Reflections on a Sandwich

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    September 17, 2019 | ‘What,’ you may be asking yourself, ‘could have compelled someone to make and eat a peanut butter, Nutella, banana, and apple pie sandwich?’ The PBBN&AP is born of several factors and is perhaps best explained by breaking it down in to its structural components.

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    First Hitch of Fall

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    September 13, 2019 | Lindsay's Field Note

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    Being on Hitch

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    August 20, 2019 | Crew Leader, Julia Kemper's reflections of being on hitch. 

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