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The Corps Network Great Outdoors Day of Service 2015
The Corps Network’s 2nd Annual Great Outdoors Day of Service
Thank you to everyone who participated in The Corps Network’s Great Outdoors Day of Service in the Nation’s Capital! It was a huge success!
Day of Service in the Nation’s Capital Facts
What: On Friday, June 19th, in recognition of Great Outdoors Month (June), The Corps Network hosted the 2nd annual Great Outdoors Day of Service in the Nation’s Capital. The event brought together Corps from across the country, as well as friends and supporters of The Corps Network, to participate in conservation and maintenance projects at several National Park Service sites throughout Washington, DC. The Day of Service was designed to raise awareness about the importance of environmental conservation and the role service can play in protecting America’s natural spaces. We had fun conserving our parks while simultaneously demonstrating to decision-makers in Washington the value of Corps and volunteering to the environmental conservation movement. We hope you can join us next year!
– Download the fact sheet from the 2015 Day of Service
Confirmed Speakers at the 2015 Day of Service kick-off:
- U.S. National Park Service Director John Jarvis
- Bill Basl, Director of AmeriCorps
- U.S. Forest Service National Recreation Director Joe Meade
- Tina Terrell, Director of Job Corps for the U.S. Forest Service
- Gracie Billingsley, 2015 Corpsmember of the Year
- Philan Tree, National Council of Young Leaders
- Lajuan Tucker, City of Austin Park Ranger & Texas Conservation Corps alum
Service Project locations – 2015:
- National Mall – Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
- Rock Creek Park
- Daingerfield Island
- Teddy Roosevelt Island
Thank You to the 2015 Great Outdoors Day of Service Sponsors & Partners
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Materials from The Corps Network’s 2014 Great Outdoors Day of Service