Spotlight: Chelsea Herbertson

The Road from Intern to Federal Employee Chelsea Herbertson was an intern with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)’s Colorado State Office in Lakewood, working as a geographic information systems (GIS) specialist through Western Colorado Conservation Corps. Today, she is a federal employee! Here is what the 24-year-old shared with us about her experience. Key rolesGo to Article

Hitting the Trail with REI and RMYC

You might know it as the Second Avenue Trailhead. Or Zack’s Stop Trailhead. Or Rainbow Lake Trailhead. But whatever moniker you use for the trail in Frisco, that’s where CYCA spent a day with REI and Rocky Mountain Youth Corps last week! Together we crushed it. Rocks, that is. We also cut and installed beams,Go to Article

Swimming in Service Projects with Denver Water

Corps are swimming in service projects this year, thanks to a contract CYCA has signed with Denver Water. Check out everything that will be accomplished in just five weeks! High Line Canal: Mile High Youth Corps will remove and chip brush and trees. Cheesman Reservoir: Mile High Youth Corps will remove overgrowth from trees on theGo to Article

CWCB Selects a Plethora of Projects

Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) has generously awarded $60,000 to CYCA for a variety of projects across the state! CWCB has selected the following corps projects, which will be completed by three conservation corps between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020: Meadows Greenbelt and Dutch Creek Drainage Russian Olive Removal: Mile High Youth CorpsGo to Article

Serve Colorado Gives CYCA Grant for Youth Corps Projects

CYCA is proud to receive our third year of funding for AmeriCorps service projects from Serve Colorado! With this grant, corps will place 414 members across the state on projects focused on disaster relief, proactive mitigation activities, protection and strengthening of outdoor recreation infrastructure, and installation of energy efficiency measures in low-income homes. On behalf ofGo to Article

What’s in Store for Recreationalists: Thank You, REI

Did you know that CYCA’s partnership with REI not only expands opportunities to engage youth and young adults but directly boosts funding for critical projects across the state? REI’s most recent grant of $30,000 will support outdoor places with projects that improve accessibility to trails in Colorado Springs, Summit County, Denver and Larimer County thisGo to Article

Alum’s Warrior Spirit Carries On

Every day we see the impacts of corps on the people we serve. But it’s a special treat when corps members take time to write to us about their corps experience and what they are up to now! Judy Wolfe, program manager at Boulder County Youth Corps, was delighted to receive the following note fromGo to Article

In the Works: Upcoming Colorado Parks & Wildlife Projects

Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) has allocated $500,000 to Colorado Parks & Wildlife to engage conservation corps on projects beginning July 1 (hey, that’s today!). The funding is part of an annual GOCO commitment totaling $1 million, of which half goes toward Local Government & Open Space corps projects. CYCA is excited to leverage this fundingGo to Article

The Corps Report | April 2019

A New Lease on Life Ben Lerner didn’t grow up in the outdoors. But after six months supporting Rocky Mountain National Park service projects with Larimer County Conservation Corps (LCCC), Ben, 28, feels he has “a new lease on life.” Born and raised in the New Jersey suburbs, Ben was accustomed to the complicated waysGo to Article

The Corps Report | Feb. 2019

Kyle Sullivan: From Corps Member to Mojave Trails Manager Corpsmember? Check. CYCA’s 2011 Corpsmember of the Year? Check. Master’s degree in environmental policy and management? Check. Internship with the Bureau of Land Management? Check. Permanent job with the BLM? Check! Kyle Sullivan’s career path couldn’t have been more direct. As an alum of Weld CountyGo to Article