The latest from VYCC

Many of the articles below come from our e-newsletter, which offers in-depth stories about Corps Member experiences, relevant updates, and opportunities to get involved with VYCC. Enjoy a closer connection to Vermont’s youth and public lands when you sign up.

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Working in foliage and sleeping under the stars

October 31, 2019
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Check out what Conservation fall crews accomplished! Thanks to these hard working young people, Vermont's parks and trails are even more enjoyable.

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It’s Harvest Season on The Farm at VYCC


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As the season moves into fall, harvesting veggies becomes a high priority for Corps Member who will be finishing their service soon.

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From Los Angeles to Vermont


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Three young adults from Los Angeles participated in our first Corps Member exchange project.

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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
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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
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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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