North Carolina Youth Conservation Corps Revitalizing forest trails

August 30, 2017
The Montgomery Herald (NC)

Imagine seven weeks without your bed, air conditioning, social media or any other creature comforts of your home. Now imagine getting up each morning to work outside repairing trails deep in the woods during the hottest days of the year. For six North Carolina high school students, along with their two college aged crew leaders, that is exactly what they did over the summer repairing trails in the Uwharrie National Forest. The group, known as Crew Two, was part of the North Carolina Youth Conservation Corps (NCYCC), a partnership between the Conservation Trust for North Carolina and the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps, that had 11 crews working at sites across the state.

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