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    Invasive Plant Management Team Finishes Season; Applications for 2024 Cohort Now Open

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    Nov. 21st, 2023 | WASHINGTON, D.C. – Similar to weeding a garden, our federal and state parks need to be maintained to keep local flora and fauna healthy. While it may sound like a simple task, those weeds can grow far and wide – and sometimes take more than a pair of hands to get rid of.

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    Appalachian Conservation Corps Recognized as Top Employer for Interns in Virginia

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    ACC and The Virginia Talent + Opportunity Partnership (V-TOP) celebrated the news last week a the Executive Mansion in Virginia.

    Source: Conservation Legacy

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    The Importance of Telling Every Story

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    July 9th, 2023 | FREDERICK, MD – The Monocacy National Battlefield grounds looked like something out of the 1800s this past weekend, as park volunteers and staff donned Civil War-era clothes to educate the public on the Battle of Monocacy for its anniversary. Appalachian Conservation Corps interns took part in the event, from answering visitor’s questions at the front desk to helping set off a cannon during an artillery demonstration. The pair also shared their thoughts on why public history helps benefit the future.

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    Alum Secures Full-Time National Park Position

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    July 5th, 2023 | BRECKSVILLE, OH – Faith Nowak has her own memories attending a national park down the road from her childhood home. Through an internship with Appalachian Conservation Corps, she got to fill rangers’ shoes and introduce a new generation of park visitors to the wonder of the outdoors – and will soon be taking on the role full time.

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    Appalachian Conservation Corps Takes Part in Great Outdoors Day of Service

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    June 16th, 2023 | WASHINGTON, D.C. – The warm air and sunshine are always welcomed sights in June. As folks lace up their hiking boots and head out to enjoy the official start of summer, others are working behind the scenes to keep the land clean for park-goers. While they’re usually camouflaged in the woods or a park uniform, several made an appearance Friday for an important day of service.

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    Who Tells the Stories?

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    January 19th, 2023 | WASHINGTON, D.C. - Read full article: Despite my long history with National Parks, I didn’t realize that I was missing a core personal connection with our public lands — learning about Chinese American history. While I learned a lot about white American history, from the battles of the Civil War to colonial settlement, it was rare that I came across exhibits featuring my own cultural identity or history. But, I didn’t really question it. I just thought there weren’t that many stories to tell. Or perhaps the stories would fall on deaf ears...

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