First Youth Crew Completes a Successful Season!

Published September 7th, 2012 in What's Happening? | Comments Off on First Youth Crew Completes a Successful Season!

The North Fork John Day Watershed Council believes that our youth hold the future of our natural resource future. We know that they need to be exposed to those resources and to develop a connection with them now. So, we put together a pilot teen work crew. It was a great success. Nine young people had the opportunity to earn a wage at the same time they were contributing to the health of landscapes in their own back yard. The crews worked on the Umatilla National Forest to evaluate and clean a young plantation and they brushed-out the Long Creek back-up watershed.

Many miles of wilderness trails were inventoried by the youth and they helped out with two fish salvages. We thank the Oregon Youth Conservation Corps., the Umatilla National Forest, the City of Long Creek, and the National Forest Foundation for making this project possible and for believing in the youth of Long Creek and Monument.


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