• The working watermen community of Tangier Island VA at sunset. Photo by Starke Jett.

    Chesapeake Bay

Youth Programs at National Park Service Chesapeake Bay

Caledon work crew at NWR

The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation Youth Conservation Corps crew at Caledon State Park on the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail.


Chesapeake Youth Corps is a partnership network of federal, state, and local agencies, and non-profit organizations that employ and engage young people in conservation and restoration projects in the Chesapeake Bay region. While the individual youth programs have been long established, the partnership network connecting them is a fairly new innovation.

Read the report summarizing the NPS Chesapeake Youth Corps program accomplishments in 2013.

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