Photos of the Month: September 2013

Keep updating those Facebook photos! We'll collect some of our favorite photos posted on Corps Facebook pages within the past month and post them on this blog. Here are some of our favorites from September. 


This is the last field day for our Alaska Service Corps crews. All that remains are a few soggy souls and the memories of a challenging, yet rewarding summer. Thank you to all of our crews this year for your hard work and dedication to service.

Youth Conservation Corps


Montana Conservation Corps - 
Well fall has finally arrived in Montana. Crews still have a few more hitches of work before the season wraps up, but cooler weather is here to stay. Any suggestions for crews to keep warm?


Conservation Corps Minnesota & IowaErik Wrede of the DNR shows everyone how it is done. — at Minnesota State Fair Grounds.


YEP - Youth Employment in Parks


Vermont Youth Conservation CorpsA new technique in the east, this project involves installing “toe wood” at the bottom of the bank (burying large woody debris perpendicular to the river flow, root ends exposed), which is implemented by the contractor in an excavator. Above the toe wood, jute-fabric soil lifts are installed to stabilize erosive soils. The fabric is secured with native willow stakes. Voila: riverbank stabilization. Notably, this location was severely damaged by tropical storm Irene.


Rocky Mountain Youth Corps - ColoradoOur fall Veterans Fire Corps taking a break from some juniper and pinyon saw work. The crew is currently serving as part of a 20 person hand crew, the Yampa River crew, fighting the Burroughs Fire in Wyoming.


Conservation Corps Minnesota & IowaYesterday we got to make 71 dozen seed bombs at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota's CareFest volunteering event with over100 of their employees! The seed bombs will be planted in local parks by our crews.


Earth Conservation Corps


Rocky Mountain Youth Corps - Colorado
One of our fall crews on their morning commute in Dinosaur National Monument.


San Francisco Conservation Corps
Congratulations Ming, who will be graduating on October 17th, on successfully completing the SFCC Program. In his time at the Corp Ming has obtained a High School Diploma, a leadership position as a TRS-Driver, was accepted into the YearUp Program and won the “More Thrilling than Michael” Dance-Off Award at the 2013 Talent Show.


Corps Job Exchange - 1. It's a one-of-a-kind collaboration of organizations dedicated to sharing opportunities and resources for your next career goals.

2. It helps you find jobs that will be a good fit for your experience and interests.
3. It helps you find like-minded employers who care about service.
4. Find opportunities you might not hear about otherwise.
5. It makes careers in conservation more accessible.
6. It raises awareness of Corps in general.
7. It's about more than just jobs: you can find information on the AmeriCorps Education Award, career tips, and more.
8. It's accessible: you're already on Facebook.
9. It gives recruiters access to a diverse and highly qualified applicant pool.
10. It helps you find your next adventure!


Coconino Rural Environment Corps
CREC learns the ropes at Search and Rescue. (We hope the dummy pulls through!)


Heart of Oregon CorpsThank you Black Bear Diner for lunch!!