The latest from VYCC

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Donor Summer Crew: You’re Making History!

August 19, 2019
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VYCC supporters are teaming up to make the biggest Donor Summer Crew in VYCC’s history!

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From Pownal to Newport: VYCC Crews Wow Locals!

August 16, 2019

In 2019, VYCC fielded 12 Community Crews across our Corps, employing over 75 youth!As a way to celebrate their accomplishments, each Community Crew hosted a Meet-Up at their project site where community members could meet them, see their work, and learn more. It was a great way for Corps Members to gain valuable public speaking skills and for locals to be wowed (and thank the crews).“Each VYCC Community Crew member puts in hundreds of hours of hard work in the communities they serve. Meet-ups are an opportunity to showcase their efforts while connecting with community members who will utilize VYCC-built trails, bridges, and boardwalks for years to come,” remarked Daniel Schmidt, Program Officer.”

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Stuck in Vermont: VYCC Community Crew Builds Stairs at Schmanska Park

August 8, 2019
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Watch this "Stuck in Vermont" episode where they caught up with a community crew at Schmanska Park in Burlington, where they were building stairs to help provide access to the public and also to prevent runoff into the Winooski River.

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WCAX’s Across the Fence: A Look At VYCC’s Water Quality Work

August 5, 2019
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Learn more about the water quality work of VYCC crews in this recent episode of WCAX's "Across the Fence."

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Vt. Officials Call for Vigilance Against ‘Cesspool of Organisms’

July 31, 2019

Top officials in Vermont are renewing their plea to people across the state to remain vigilant about potential threats from ticks this summer. A VYCC Crew in Woodstock helps explain how to stay safe!

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Healthcare shares: From farm to patient

July 25, 2019

Blood pressure? Check. Cholesterol? Check. Pasture-raised chicken?For most of us, the first two are what we expect from a visit to our primary care doctor’s office . . . but here in Vermont, on any given day, you might just find a farmer’s market outside your primary care medical home.

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Farm to Table Benefit Dinner: Saturday, August 10

July 12, 2019

Join us on August 10 for a midsummer celebration of locally-grown food and community resilience!

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“VYCC building trails and character”


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Life is good in the Owls Head Town Forest in Dorset, but for a group of teens working there, that doesn't mean it's easy.Four teens, ranging in age from 15 to 18, are finishing out what amounts to a month-long camping trip in the forest.But instead of spending their days swimming in quarries or lounging in hammocks they're swinging sledgehammers to break rocks and clear trails to make the path to the top easier for those seeking only a view at the top.

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“Conservation corps clearing Hoosic River trail in Pownal for public use”

July 10, 2019

The public will soon have easier access to the Hoosic River with a newly-cleared trail.The Vermont Youth Conservation Corps is working to clear a trail along the river in town for hikers and walkers, in an effort to provide more recreation opportunities in the area.

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