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YCC Workers Begin Job

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Date: June 10, 2011
Contact: Caven Clark, Public Information Officer, 870/365-2790

The Youth Conservation Corp team, consisting of area students has hit the ground running in its first week of work at Buffalo National River. After orientation at park headquarters in Harrison, they were immediately put to work on the repair of the Lost Valley trail where the April flood made closure of that popular hiking area necessary. Participants must be between 15 and 18 years old to participate. This year's youth are from local areas including: Deer, Harrison, Jasper, Western Grove, and Yellville-Summit. Funding comes from the Regional Cyclic Maintenance program monies, supplemented by park maintenance funds. The park was able to hire forty youth workers last year, but only ten this year with a reduction in federal support. The ten were randomly selected from a pool of forty applicants.

Did You Know?

Spelunker inside of Fitton Cave

Did you know that the longest cave in Arkansas is located within the boundaries of Buffalo National River? Fitton Cave, also called Beauty Cave, has 17 miles of mapped cavern with the possibility of more to discover!