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During National Park Week, join the virtual event, “The Future of Conservation: Engaging the Next Generation of Public Land Leaders,” on Earth Day, April 22 at 1:00pm ET. Co-hosted by the National Park Service Youth Programs Division in partnership with The Corps Network and the National Park Foundation, young leaders will share their passion and personal involvement with the conservation movement. Panelists will discuss the impacts and benefits service corps provide to national parks, participants, and local communities.
The 21st Century Conservation Service Corps plays a significant role in shaping the future. Learn more about the 21 CSC who are supporters and advocates of our public lands.
Follow the NPS Youth Programs Facebook page to watch the video recording. Scroll down to watch the video recording on the NPS YouTube channel.
Introduction and Moderator
- Lucy Hurlbut, Digital Communications, Youth Programs Division, National Park Service
- Lena McDowall, Deputy Director, Management and Administration, National Park Service
- Will Shafroth, President & CEO, National Park Foundation
- Mary Ellen Sprenkel, President & CEO, The Corps Network
- George McDonald, Chief, Youth Programs and Experienced Services Program Division, National Park Service
- Zarek Joe, Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps
- Joseph Cordova, Groundwork USA/Groundwork Denver
- Sadiqua Minor, Green City Force
- Annina Wells, Eastern Sierra Conservation Corps
Watch the Event Recording
In case you missed it, click here to read the event recap.
Have any questions? Please email us.
- 1-minute promo video of The Corps Network: We Are the Doers - Strengthening America Through Service & Conservation
- 2-minute video from The Corps Network: Corps Member Perspectives
Learn More About Our Participating Partners
National Park Service Youth Programs: nps.gov/subjects/youthprograms
The Corps Network: corpsnetwork.org
National Park Foundation: nationalparks.org
Conservation Legacy: conservationlegacy.org
Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps Program: ancestrallands.org
Groundwork Denver: groundworkcolorado.org
Green City Force: greencityforce.org
Eastern Sierra Conservation Corps: easternsierracc.org
Projects worked on with NPS ALCC include:
• Acoma Hiking Club – Chaco NHP, Aztec Ruins NM, El Malpais NM, El Morro NM, Bandelier NM
• Headlands Trail construction/reconstruction at El Morro National Monument.
Projects worked on with Groundwork Denver include:
Projects worked on with GCF include:
Project worked on with ESCC includes:
- Trails maintenance in Sequioa and Kings Canyon National Parks
Last updated: April 24, 2022