PRESS RELEASES

United States Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke to Participate in National Public Lands Day Service Project at Grand Canyon National Park with Arizona Conservation Corps AmeriCorps Members, Including Veterans Fire Corps Members
September 21, 2018
Event will involve preserving historic cabins built by the Civilian Conservation Corps, as well as media event around the Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act, and a tour of maintenance needs at the park Click here for press release from the U.S. Department of the Interior WASHINGTON, DC [...
The Corps Network Applauds Nomination of David Vela for National Park Service Director
September 4, 2018
On August 31, 2018, President Donald Trump announced the nomination of David Vela, Superintendent of Grand Teton National Park, to serve as Director of the National Park Service. Mary Ellen Sprenkel, President and CEO of The Corps Network, offered the following statement in support of...
The Corps Network Receives Nearly $6.5 Million in AmeriCorps National Direct Grant Awards to Support Education Awards Program (EAP), Opportunity Youth Service Initiative (OYSI), and Transportation & Infrastructure Program (TIP)
August 30, 2018
Over the coming program year (October 2018 – September 2019), EAP, OYSI, and TIP will engage more than 4,200 AmeriCorps members in environmental stewardship, energy efficiency, and infrastructure projects WASHINGTON, DC (August 30, 2018) - The Corps Network is pleased to announce the receipt of...
The Corps Network on the Passing of Senator John McCain
August 27, 2018
  Mary Ellen Sprenkel, President and CEO of The Corps Network, issued the following statement in response to the passing of Senator John McCain of Arizona. Senator McCain died Saturday, August 25, 2018 at the age of 81.  We are deeply saddened by the passing of Senator John McCain. The...
More than 200 Volunteers Participate in Park Maintenance for The Corps Network 2018 Great Outdoors Day of Service
June 20, 2018
Volunteers remove invasive species, help National Park Service staff address backlogged maintenance. [WASHINGTON, DC]   Over 200 volunteers gathered at LBJ Memorial Grove in Washington, DC on Friday, June 15 to participate in a park maintenance project as part of The Corps Network’s 5th Annual...
Recreation Not Red Tape Act passes House Committee on Natural Resources with 21CSC Act Included
April 18, 2018
Legislation encourages development of new recreation areas, as well as increased engagement of veterans in Corps and outdoor recreation through 21CSC Act   [WASHINGTON, DC] The Corps Network applauds passage of the bipartisan Recreation Not Red Tape Act in the U.S. House Committee on...
Key Victories for Corps in Government Spending Deal
March 26, 2018
The Corps Network applauds passage of omnibus spending bill, which will keep the government funded through the end of the fiscal year   WASHINGTON, DC – The Corps Network applauds the passage on Friday, March 23, of the omnibus appropriations bill (H.R.1625 - Consolidated Appropriations Act,...
21CSC Act Passes in United States House Committee on Natural Resources with Unanimous Bipartisan Support
January 17, 2018
The bill, which now moves to the full House of Representatives for consideration, would make it easier for Corps to partner with federal agencies and engage more young adults and veterans in addressing backlogged maintenance and other critical projects on America’s public lands and waters.  ...
The Corps Network Announces Winners of the 2018 Corpsmember of the Year, Project of the Year and Legacy Achievement Awards
December 14, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC [December 14, 2017] – The Corps Network, the national association of Service and Conservation Corps, today announced the winners of the 2018 Corpsmember of the Year, Project of the Year and Legacy Achievement Awards. Honorees will be recognized at The Trail Ahead – The Corps Network’...
Corps and 21st Century Conservation Service Corps Initiative Touted as Strategy for Engaging Next Generation of Park Visitors During Senate Hearing by Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks
September 29, 2017
  On the invitation of Ranking Member Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI), John Leong – CEO of Kupu, which operates Hawaii Youth Conservation Corps – testified on benefits of Corps for participants and public lands, and how the Corps model helps create the next generation of outdoor stewards,...

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