PRESS RELEASES

More than 200 Volunteers Participate in Park Maintenance for The Corps Network 2018 Great Outdoors Day of Service
June 20, 2018
Volunteers remove invasive species, help National Park Service staff address backlogged maintenance. [WASHINGTON, DC]   Over 200 volunteers gathered at LBJ Memorial Grove in Washington, DC on Friday, June 15 to participate in a park maintenance project as part of The Corps Network’s 5th Annual...
Recreation Not Red Tape Act passes House Committee on Natural Resources with 21CSC Act Included
April 18, 2018
Legislation encourages development of new recreation areas, as well as increased engagement of veterans in Corps and outdoor recreation through 21CSC Act   [WASHINGTON, DC] The Corps Network applauds passage of the bipartisan Recreation Not Red Tape Act in the U.S. House Committee on...
Key Victories for Corps in Government Spending Deal
March 26, 2018
The Corps Network applauds passage of omnibus spending bill, which will keep the government funded through the end of the fiscal year   WASHINGTON, DC – The Corps Network applauds the passage on Friday, March 23, of the omnibus appropriations bill (H.R.1625 - Consolidated Appropriations Act,...
21CSC Act Passes in United States House Committee on Natural Resources with Unanimous Bipartisan Support
January 17, 2018
The bill, which now moves to the full House of Representatives for consideration, would make it easier for Corps to partner with federal agencies and engage more young adults and veterans in addressing backlogged maintenance and other critical projects on America’s public lands and waters.  ...
The Corps Network Announces Winners of the 2018 Corpsmember of the Year, Project of the Year and Legacy Achievement Awards
December 14, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC [December 14, 2017] – The Corps Network, the national association of Service and Conservation Corps, today announced the winners of the 2018 Corpsmember of the Year, Project of the Year and Legacy Achievement Awards. Honorees will be recognized at The Trail Ahead – The Corps Network’...
Corps and 21st Century Conservation Service Corps Initiative Touted as Strategy for Engaging Next Generation of Park Visitors During Senate Hearing by Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks
September 29, 2017
  On the invitation of Ranking Member Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI), John Leong – CEO of Kupu, which operates Hawaii Youth Conservation Corps – testified on benefits of Corps for participants and public lands, and how the Corps model helps create the next generation of outdoor stewards,...
Veterans Corps Discussed at Capitol Hill Briefing Hosted by House Outdoor Recreation Caucus and Outdoor Industry Association on Veterans and the Outdoors
September 22, 2017
Amy Sovocool, Co-CEO of Conservation Legacy, joined panelists from several outdoor and veteran-related organizations to discuss model and benefits of Veterans Conservation Corps programs. WASHINGTON, DC (Sept. 22, 2017) – Amy Sovocool, Co-CEO of Conservation Legacy and Co-Chair of the Partnership...
Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and Sen. Lamar Alexander visit Conservation Corps Crew serving in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
August 25, 2017
On 101st birthday of the National Park Service, Secretary Zinke and Sen. Alexander visit AmeriCorps members with American Conservation Experience (ACE) View full press release on the visit from the Department of the Interior. View full press release on the visit from the office of Sen. Lamar...
300 Environmental Restoration Jobs Coming to Gulf of Mexico
August 9, 2017
  Three-Year Gulf Conservation Corps Program will Boost Communities and Protect and Restore Critical Habitat A Joint Press Release from The Nature Conservancy, the Student Conservation Association (SCA) and The Corps Network MOBILE, AL – Three hundred jobs are expected to be created...
The Corps Network Applauds Bipartisan Introduction of New 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC) Act in United States House and Senate
June 22, 2017
A merger of the previously-introduced Public Lands Service Corps Act and 21CSC Act, the bill would advance the 21CSC’s goal of engaging 100,000 young adults and veterans in Corps through addressing backlogged maintenance and other mission-critical projects on America’s public lands and waters....

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