Here are some highlights from this summer’s NC Youth Conservation Corps (NCYCC) crews!

NCYCC is a comprehensive youth development program that uses the natural world as a platform for teaching environmental stewardship, job and life skills, leadership, community service, and personal responsibility.

The NCYCC is a partnership between the Conservation Trust for North Carolina (CTNC) and the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC).   NCYCC participants contribute hundreds of hours of hard work to improve and expand access to protected natural areas so that more North Carolina families can connect with the outdoors.  For many participants, it is a life-transforming experience.

You can learn more about the program here.

Crew 1 – Gales Creek Preserve and the Uwharrie National Forest

Crew 2 – Falls Lake, Jordan Lake, McDowell Nature Preserve, Brumley Forest Nature Preserve, Cape Hatteras, and “The Rocks” Nature Preserve

Crew 3 – Blue Ridge Parkway