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    Chattanooga Awarded $6 Million To Focus On Enhanced Beautification, Urban Forestry

    September 15, 2023 | Chattanooga, TN - The City of Chattanooga has been awarded a grant of $6 million from the United States Department of Agriculture for partnering with stakeholders in disadvantaged communities to grow and maintain urban forests, green space, and waterways.

    Source: Chattanooga Pulse

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    Walking With Bartram - Section Hike #12 - Lake Nantahala to Appletree Campground

    July 31, 2023 - Join the Blue Ridge Bartram Trail Conservancy and Backlot Cinema on our twelfth section of the 110-mile Bartram Trail. On this relatively short hike from Lake Nantahala to Appletree Campground, we learn a little about how the Blue Ridge Bartram Trail maintains all 110 miles of trail. We also meet some of the Southeast Conservation Corps Crew who spent 16 weeks working on the trail, engaging in meaningful education and service to the community. Volunteers are the backbone of maintaining the Bartram Trail! Find out how you can help make a difference!

    Source: Backlot Cinema & Blue Ridge Bartram Trail Conservancy

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    'ADA compliant trail that is second to none': Opelika set to pave Creekline Trails

    June 23, 2023 | Opelika, AL - The City of Opelika is moving forward with improvements and additions to Creekline Trails, a multi-use recreational trail along the banks of Pepperell Branch off Waverly Parkway and U.S. Highway 280.

    Source: Opelika-Auburn News

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    Chattanooga seeks $13 million to boost tree coverage in disadvantaged parts of the city

    June 2, 2023 | Chattanooga, TN - Since 1984, Chattanooga has seen an approximately 43% reduction in its urban forests while at the same time the amount of developed land has more than doubled, according to research from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

    Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press

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    Urban Archeology Corps - Southeast Conservation Corps

    April 14, 2023 | Chattanooga, TN - One of the more unique programs offered out of Southeast Conservation Corps (SECC) is the Urban Archeology Crew (UAC) based out of Cumberland Island National Seashore. This crew is designed specifically for young people with an interest in Cultural Resource Management to gain hands on experience before entering the job market.

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    Remembering My Why

    March 2, 2023 | Chattanooga, TN - My name is Tess Hankey and I am the Eastern Communications Representative for Conservation Legacy based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. I work for the central staff team but am lucky enough to be living right near the office of one of our eastern programs, Southeast Conservation Corps!

    Source: The Field Guide Blog

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    Working for Urban Archaeology Corps: An Interview with Toby Cherry (BS 2022)

    October 21, 2022 | Tallahassee, FL - Graduation was looming and I hadn’t figured out what I was doing afterwards. Every day was generally the same: class, studying, and endless hours on job boards. LinkedIn ended up being my best friend in the hunt; I updated my profile and followed non-profits, museums, and governmental agencies related to history, anthropology, and conservation. I must have sent out hundreds of applications and heard back from very few despite my experience and education. In my search, I found an organization called Southeast Conservation Corps, a non-profit affiliate with AmeriCorps, which was hiring for the Urban Archaeology Corps. I quickly applied. Before I knew it, I’d interviewed and been accepted.

    Source: Florida State University - Department of History

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    Post-9/11 Veterans Can Find a New Team With Southeast Conservation Corps Veteran Fire Corps

    November 11th, 2022 | Chattanooga, TN - SECC started the Veterans Fire Corps program in 2018 and now has Veterans programs with the National Park Service and the U.S. Forest Service. Both programs facilitate intensive training and engage post-9/11 Veterans up to age 35 in fuels reduction, fuels management and wildland firefighting.

    Source: VA News

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    A Chattanooga intern describes her experience fostering inclusivity in the outdoors for youths with disabilities

    November 1st, 2022 | Chattanooga, TN - Growing up as a teenager who identified as hard of hearing, Eleanor Lane didn't have the opportunity to fully explore the outdoors..... Now, at age 22, Lane has the chance to increase outdoor accessibility for deaf and hard of hearing individuals through her work as a Youth Empowerment Steward for Conservation Legacy.

    Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press - Get Out

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    New Employment Opportunities to Provide Young Adults On-The-Job Training with our National Forests

    August 1st, 2022 | Asheville, NC - The U.S. Forest Service, Blue Ridge Bartram Trail Conservancy and Southeast Conservation Corps are expanding their partnership to offer a natural resources career development program for fall 2022 for ages 18 to 30 or 35 if a veteran.

    Source: The Southern Scoop News

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