Grant: $24,370 - National Park Service. - Aug. 24, 2009
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Award Description: The award provides funding for a Student Conservation Association (SCA) program to continue implementing work for Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, including the Ridge Trail which spans 17 miles along the mountain crest and is the backbone most of the park's trails connect with. Trail repairs will include the reconditioning of trail tread, erosion control, and the stabilization of Civil War historic sites. The SCA is a non-profit organization with a fifty-year record of recruiting, training and maintaining youth crews for conservation service labor projects in national parks and other natural areas.
Project Description: Ongoing trail repairs include the reconditioning of trail tread, erosin control by installing water bars, the leveling of berms, installing trail signs, and the stabalization of Civil War historic sites.
Jobs Summary: These jobs consist of one (1) trained SCA crew leaders, and five (5) SCA crew members performing conservation service labor. Crews and leaders are conducting work on the 17-mile span of the Ridge Trail. This crew's project work began on 9/30/2009. In addition to direct employment, this SCA program seeks to provide crew members with conservation job-skills for potential future environmental careers within NPS and elsewhere.In addition to direct employment, this SCA program seeks to provide crew members with conservation job-skills for potential future environmental careers within NPS and elsewhere. (Total jobs reported: 1)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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