Grant: $8,000 - National Park Service. - Jul. 15, 2009
100% voted satisfied - 0% voted not satisfied - 1 vote(s) cast
Award Description: The award funds services to the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve from the Student Conservation Association's conservation crew program, which recruits and places qualified young people for environmental and conservation service projects. Three SCA Crew Leaders led two crews of diverse young people as part of the Jacksonville Summer Conservation Crew program, a partnership among SCA, the community and natural resource agencies. The Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve youth conservation crew worked with agency staff to protect dune ecology, restore vsitor areas and trails, and carry out conservation service at different locations throughout the Timucuan Preserve and within the City of Jacksonville. The Student Conservation Association is a non-profit organization with a fifty-year record of recruiting, training and maintaining youth for conservation service labor projects.
Project Description: Work included restoring trails and natural area sites, and conducting repair and rehab of park areas, throughout the Timucuan Preserve and at sites for the city of Jacksonville. Crew members assisted with signage, trail work, prepared and poured concrete into forms, and prepared areas for concrete; cleared fence lines near the Fort Caroline National Memorial; repaired Spanish Pond boardwalk and the ramp at the Ribault Column; cleaned up and restored newly-acquired park property; and learned outdoor skills through recreational opportunties such as kayaking with the Ranger.
Jobs Summary: These jobs consisted of three SCA youth Crew Leaders and twelve SCA high-school age crew members, performing conservation service labor, serving under agency supervision and training. The Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve Crew learned outdoor skills, leadership and best practices for trail restoration and parks management. Activities included trail renovation, facility cleanup and management activities, replacement of trash receptacles with recycling containers and new animal-proof trash receptacles, and other team-building and green job-skills training throughout the Timucuan Preserve and at sites within Jacksonville. In addition to providing current work, this SCA program provides young people with training, hands-on environmental work, and conservation job skills for potential future environmental careers within DOI and elsewhere. (Total jobs reported: 8)
Project Status: Completed
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