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Southeast Conservation Corps

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Empowering young people to cultivate compassion, responsibility and grit through community service, hard work and environmental stewardship

Who We Are

Southeast Conservation Corps provides members with impactful opportunities through a unique set of programs that engage people in meaningful education and service to their communities and natural landscapes. Since each program is purposeful in design, positions may vary in length, location, focus, and populations served.

SECC’s inaugural crew hit the trail in 2013, built of 6 local teens who spent 4 weeks in the backcountry. Since 2013 we have grown in size and opportunities available. We are proud of our grassroots foundation and strive to instill a sense of pride and ownership into members to carry on the legacy and reputation built by those that served before them.

Our office is located in Chattanooga, TN, nestled between the Cumberland Plateau and the Appalachian Mountains. This ideal location allows Southeast Conservation Corps to engage a diverse population of people in a broad range of conservation service projects and recreation opportunities within some of the oldest and most biologically diverse forests in the eastern United States.

SECC is a program of Conservation Legacy. Conservation Legacy also supports other regional offices that serve local communities including Southwest Conservation Corps, Arizona Conservation Corps, Appalachian Conservation Corps, Conservation Corps New Mexico, Conservation Corps North Carolina, Stewards Individual Placement Program, and Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps.

Southeast Conservation Corps is a Program of Conservation Legacy

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