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    Jack Fencing Installation at the Wambaw Cycle Trail

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    November 4, 2020 | Jackie and crew #974 helped Joanna, the Forest Service contact partner, install metal Jack fencing at the Wambaw Cycle Trail, with the intent of keeping motorized vehicles from expanding trails and creating new social trails.

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    How Trail Maintenance and Compassion Go Hand in Hand

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    October 11, 2020| Member learns that the tools we use on the trail are the same tools our conservation predecessors used to pave the original paths now always requiring of a loving maintenance.

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    The Account of Sycamore Jack and his First Hitch

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    September 6, 2020| By a series of winding adventures I have not ink and paper enough to relate here, I found myself signed on as a mid-season addition to the Coblin Goblins crew of the SECC. As directed, I showed up to the Chattanooga office on my first day with nothing but two bags and a sort of confused grin.

    Source: Southeast Conservation Corps

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    Backcountry Campsite Surveys in the Conasauga

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    November 4, 2020 | There was supposed to be rain, and the skies often spoke so, but no water fell. Our task this week was to survey campsites, and not just survey campsites, but to learn how to do it.

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    Crew Recovers John Muir Trail from Landslide

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    July 27, 2020| Crew #967 works to recover the John Muir Trail in the Cherokee National Forest from a recent landslide.

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    Week 2 on the Yellow Trail

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    July 24, 2020 | "Our bridge is a mark of success, not just by my Women’s Youth Crew, but by the previous adult crew that had worked on it the year before. It is a massive piece of proof not only that SECC had been there, but that they had significantly improved the trail from where it had been before we’d come along."

    By Ruthie Beeland, Women's Conservation Crew

    Source: Southeast Conservation Corps • Blog

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    12 Tons, bay-beee!!!

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    March 17, 2020 | The first time I walked down the Natchez Trace, I was enchanted by the towering pine forests and palmetto sprinkled swampland. It almost seemed like two lost worlds colliding - vast, Jurassic forests that I could imagine dinosaurs roaming juxtaposed with swamps that somehow felt even more prehistoric. Even as we walked down the trail clearing corridor and access points, everything seemed somehow unchanged, eternal.

    By Erin Murr, CLDP Crew 963

    Source: Source: Source: Southeast Conservation Corps • Blog

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    The First Fire

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    March 8, 2020 | Picture this: Bienville National Forest, in the sweet, sweet south, Mississippi. The weather: a low temperature, low humidity. A beautiful window to put some fire on the ground and burn the acres Crew 962 has desperately been waiting to ignite.

    By Allison Lincoln, VFC Crew Leader

    Source: Source: Southeast Conservation Corps • Blog

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    And Just Like That It's December

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    December 13, 2019 | With a quintessential southern mix of rain, lightning bugs, and humidity coupled with onboarding paperwork, trainings, graduations, etc. reflecting on 2019 kind of feels like a movie montage in my mind. So, let me Slow. It. Down. for a minute. 

    By Brenna Kelly, Corps Director

    Source: Source: Southeast Conservation Corps • Winter 2019 Newsletter

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    Setting the Water Bar High and Achieving Trail Goals

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    December 3, 2019 | Final Blog by SECC GIS and Trail Maintenance Technician Interns

    Kelly O’Shaughnessy and Hannah Springer

    Source: Southeast Conservation Corps • Blog

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