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One of America's Most Important Conservation Funding Sources Expires Next Week: What Should This Mean to You?

The Corps Network | Posted 09.24.2015 | Green
The Corps Network

Playgrounds, city parks, bike trails, municipal pools and a myriad of other facilities have been created or maintained through the LWCF. Thanks to this important funding stream, millions of Americans have access to the outdoors.

An Elk Promotes Funding for National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands

The Corps Network | Posted 09.10.2015 | Green
The Corps Network

Eli is off to a great start spreading the word about the importance of protecting the great outdoors, but he has taken time to learn from some of his predecessors in the conservation field.

Outdoors for All

The Corps Network | Posted 07.30.2015 | Green
The Corps Network

The idea was to protect natural places for all Americans as a counterbalance to the depletion of natural resources. Now, unless Congress reauthorizes the fund, our public lands and waters are at risk of falling even further into disrepair.

Building a Pathway for Aquatic Restoration Careers through Waders in the Water

The Corps Network | Posted 07.16.2015 | Green
The Corps Network

Dating back to the Great Depression-era Civilian Conservation Corps, one of the great aspects of the Conservation Corps model is its ability to help young people develop work skills through tangible projects and with the guidance of mentors.

#GOserve and #getoutdoors This June

The Corps Network | Posted 05.21.2015 | Green
The Corps Network

It's also a time to reflect on what we can do to preserve America's natural spaces for the enjoyment of future generations. This June, I invite you to get outdoors to recreate, but also to protect the environment.

Find Your Park and Protect it

The Corps Network | Posted 06.23.2015 | Green
The Corps Network

April marks the official launch of Find Your Park, an initiative of the National Park Service and National Park Foundation to connect the next generation to America's parks. The National Park Service needs to ensure that generations to come have an interest in not only visiting parks but becoming public land and water managers.

Read the 5 Success Stories of the 2015 Service and Conservation Corpsmembers of the Year

The Corps Network | Posted 02.14.2015 | Green
The Corps Network

Each year, The Corps Network honors several individuals as Corpsmembers of the Year. These young people have joined Service and Conservation Corps, an...

New Study Demonstrates How Providing Jobs to Young People Reduces Crime and Provides Tremendous Return on Investment

The Corps Network | Posted 02.04.2015 | Science
The Corps Network

By Mary Ellen Sprenkel, President and CEO of The Corps Network Yesterday I was excited, but not entirely surprised, to read about a new study publish...

National Service and My Brother's Keeper

The Corps Network | Posted 01.20.2015 | Impact
The Corps Network

By Mary Ellen Sprenkel, President & CEO, The Corps Network This post was originally published on The Corps Network's website. Recently released repo...

Cultivating the Next Generation of Conservation Leaders

Levi Novey | Posted 05.20.2014 | Impact
Levi Novey

There's no silver bullet to combating climate change, habitat and biodiversity loss, and pollution of our air, water, and communities. But what these "Champions" perhaps give us most is inspiration and an example to follow.

Who's Looking Out for Youth? Unemployment Still at Crisis Levels

The Corps Network | Posted 10.27.2013 | Impact
The Corps Network

We risk an entire generation missing out on important first-work experiences and education credentials, both key to future individual and familial success as well as the nation's global competitiveness.

How Farms and Gardens Can Cultivate Youth and Communities

The Corps Network | Posted 09.22.2013 | Green
The Corps Network

Every year, more Corps build farms and gardens and develop agricultural programs that expose their youth participants to the discipline of farm work, and also expose the community to the benefits of green spaces and fresh produce.

Green Corps: Documentary Film Examines Overlap Between Conservation Efforts and the Effects of the Recession

The Corps Network | Posted 08.21.2013 | DC
The Corps Network

Brothers Lance and Brandon Kramer did not envision a big, Hollywood-style production company. As documentarians, they wanted to make films about real people and real issues. They were especially interested in giving voice to untold stories in their native Washington, D.C.

Volunteer With Service and Conservation Corps on Earth Day

Levi Novey | Posted 06.18.2013 | Impact
Levi Novey

Earth Day is a great opportunity to volunteer within your community or at a local park. This year, I recommend spending your time with Youth Service a...

Star of Viral Dance Video Also Author of Environmental Fantasy Book for Urban Youth

The Corps Network | Posted 05.13.2013 | Green
The Corps Network

John Griffith wanted to write a book that would inspire kids, particularly minority kids from urban settings, to get interested in endangered species and environmental activism. The result was a fantasy book for young readers that focuses on a hidden world of Totem Mages.

Announcing The Corps Network 2012 Projects of the Year

Levi Novey | Posted 05.23.2012 | Green
Levi Novey

Each year The Corps Network honors Service and Conservation Corps whose accomplishments and projects exemplify the positive role that Corps serve for individuals and communities nationwide.

Announcing The Corps Network 2012 Corpsmembers of the Year

Levi Novey | Posted 04.03.2012 | Green
Levi Novey

Unquestionably, all 30,000 of these young men and women who serve have fascinating stories to tell. We ask our members to nominate individuals for the Corpsmember of the Year award.

Save Civilian Service -- It Boosts Local Economies & Strengthens Communities

Sally T. Prouty | Posted 11.01.2011 | Impact
Sally T. Prouty

Like military service, civilian service boosts pride among those who serve and can help make people feel a profound sense of connection to their country. It also provides countless benefits for communities and their residents.

Youth and the America's Great Outdoors Initiative

Levi Novey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Levi Novey

Getting young people outside and enthusiastic about the outdoors is a major priority of the America's Great Outdoors Initiative that deserves elevated attention.

Announcing the 2011 Service and Conservation Corpsmembers of the Year

Levi Novey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Levi Novey

Each year The Corps Network honors Service and Conservation Corpsmembers whose accomplishments and personal stories exemplify the positive role that C...