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Southeast Conservation Corps

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Project Partners


SECC can help you accomplish critical conservation projects while providing young adults from the regional community an opportunity to learn about land management issues and challenges. Partnering becomes a win/win situation for the community, SECC members, and land managers by providing meaningful opportunities for young people complete important community and natural resource projects. SECC has a successful track record of completing conservation projects throughout Tennessee and the Southeast Region.

At SECC, we have a commitment to producing quality work that always meets or exceeds our partner expectations.

We are a job training and youth development organization providing our crew members with outdoor experiences and employment opportunities through national service. Our goal is to promote individual responsibility and ethical behavior, instill solid work habits and attitudes, and empower them to change their lives, their communities and their environment through conservation work that benefits us all.

Our approach to reaching this goal is to start by sending out well-equipped crews with experienced leaders, followed by full support from our office staff. We cultivate an environment of clear and constructive communication between our organization and land management agencies.

Project Capacity

Tree Planting & Seeding | Fence Construction/Maintenance | Fire Fuels Reduction/Mitigation | Urban Conservation Projects | Disaster Response | Trail Construction/Maintenance | Historic Preservation | Stream Restoration | Mining Reclamation/Restoration | Invasive Species Management | Water Conservation | Inventorying & Mapping | Trail Assessment Parks & Campground Maintenance




  • On-the-ground conservation work experience
  • Technical trainings and work skills development
  • Exposure to potential employers
  • Teamwork and leadership skills development
  • AmeriCorps Education Award and weekly stipend


  • Potential career opportunities for local young people
  • Resource to address conservation and community needs
  • Work that directly benefits local and regional environments
  • Cost effective completion of critical projects for partner


Project costs are dependent a number of factors including crew size, project duration and type of project. Please contact us to get specific information about what your project would cost. For additional details about how to partner with us, what we provide, what a partner provides, what it costs for a crew or intern or to ask other questions about how SECC can interact with you and your agency/organization please contact us!


If you have a project in mind and would like to work with an Southeast Conservation Corps crew or individual placement but are not sure which program is the best fit or what projects a crew or intern can could complete, please contact:

Brenna Kelly, Corps Director