“The legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930s and 1940s — whose volunteers planted nearly three billion trees to help reforest America, constructed more than 800 parks nationwide, and built a network of service buildings and public roadways in remote areas — proudly lives on today in the form of conservation service corps. No state has a more vibrant corps community than Colorado.

Each year in Colorado, eight accredited conservation corps engage more than 1,600 youth, young adults, and veterans, stewarding our state’s precious land, water, and energy resources. Beyond the immeasurable benefits to Colorado, conservation corps support our younger generation by creating career pathways, offering education awards, and helping to quicken the path to economic independence.”

Read the full feature article in the August 2019 edition of Colorado Municipalities Magazine, published by the Colorado Municipal League. Written by CYCA’s very own Scott Segerstrom!