PRESS RELEASES

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....
The Corps Network Receives More than $5.6 Million in AmeriCorps National Direct Grant Awards to Continue Education Awards Program (EAP) and Opportunity Youth Service Initiative (OYSI)
June 22, 2017
Over the coming program year, EAP and OYSI will engage more than 3,600 AmeriCorps members in environmental stewardship projects, giving them the opportunity to collectively earn over $9.1 million in Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards. The Corps Network also received an Affiliate AmeriCorps grant to...
Over 100 Volunteers – Including Young Adults from Across the Country – to Participate in Maintenance Projects on National Park Sites in Washington, DC
June 12, 2017
An official event of Great Outdoors Month, The Corps Network’s 4th Annual Great Outdoors Day of Service to raise awareness about maintenance backlog on public lands and the role of volunteerism and national service programs in maintaining parks. Chief of the U.S. Forest Service Thomas Tidwell to...
The Corps Network Launches Moving Forward Together Initiative to Increase Presence of Young People of Color in Conservation and Resource Management Jobs
April 5, 2017
With support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, The Corps Network to develop tools to educate Corps community and resource management agency staff about historic and ongoing barriers to engaging non-white populations in America’s conservation workforce, and empower them to address these barriers....
The Corps Network supports introduction of legislation that would dedicate funding to address National Park Service maintenance backlog
March 28, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC (March 28, 2017) – The Corps Network, the national association of service and conservation Corps, applauds United States Senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and Rob Portman (R-OH) for introducing legislation today that would establish a funding stream dedicated to addressing the maintenance...
The Corps Network and Montana Conservation Corps Congratulate Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-MT) on his Confirmation as Secretary of the Interior
March 1, 2017
The Corps Network and Montana Conservation Corps congratulate Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-MT) on being confirmed as Secretary of the Interior through a 68-31 vote in the United States Senate on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. The Corps Network, the Public Lands Service Coalition, and the Partnership for the...
Four Member Organizations of The Corps Network Accredited by Corps Center of Excellence
January 12, 2017
Accreditation process promotes quality Corps programs that have the capacity to meet desired outcomes for participants as well as meet the project requirements of the community and resource management partners.   Washington, D.C. – Today, January 12, 2017, The Corps Network is pleased to...

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