Southwest Conservation Corps Youth Rehab Tennessee Trails
MAURY COUNTY, TN – A crew of 16 Southwest Conservation Corp (SCC) crews came from across the country to work on the National Scenic Trail at the Natchez Trace Parkway this fall. Most crew members reside in Tucson, AZ, and other parts of the country.
For seven weeks in October and November, the crew will correct erosion problems, remove downed trees, rehab tread surface, and assist Resource Management and Fire Operations with landscape projects. Their efforts will improve conditions for about 30 miles of trails, which will make the trails safer and more enjoyable for visitors.
“The work completed by the SCC crew this fall will greatly improve the trails conditions for years to come,” says Superintendent Mary Risser. “I am impressed by their enthusiasm and contributions.”
SCC offers a diverse set of programs that engage young people, ages 18-25, in meaningful and challenging service to our public lands and waters. Programs vary in length, location, focus and population served. SCC offers several program experiences through AmeriCorps in Colorado, New Mexico, and other parts of the country through partnerships with agencies such as the US Forest Service, National Park Service, and the Bureau of Land Management.
About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 401 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.
Office of the Superintendent, Natchez Trace Parkway