Maine Conservation Corps
81 AmeriCorps members, including 6 Maine veterans, will serve with the Maine Conservation Corps (MCC) to focus on creating and improving recreational trails and leading community volunteers in environmental service activities throughout Maine. Based on past successes, AmeriCorps members will leverage hundreds of volunteers annually. At the end of the 3 year period, there will be a reduction in environmental degradation and erosion from human and natural causes; an expansion of employment opportunities and community involvement for Maine veterans; and the creation of a sustainable, skilled community volunteer base to conduct local trail construction and rehabilitation projects. This project will focus on the CNCS focus areas of environmental stewardship and veterans. The CNCS investment of $351,583 will be matched with $915,531.