- December 03, 2010
- Posted by MCC
2011 marks the 20th anniversary of the Montana Conservation Corps (MCC).That’s 20 years of life-shaping adventures and service, of friendship and campfires, of hard work and conservation, and of young people making a difference in their community!
What does 20 years of volunteer service look like? More than 870,000 trees planted, 7000 miles of trails constructed and maintained to keep public lands accessible to all (more than twice the length of the Continental Divide Trail!), 184,000 pounds of litter removed (that’s the equivalent of 90 VW Beetles!), and 8500 homes weatherized to be warmer and more energy efficient.
Those are some big numbers! Even more remarkable, those numbers represent the collective action of nearly 3,000 individuals over the course of 20 years working together to accomplish something greater than themselves – and they did - one tree at a time, one home at a time, one life at a time.
Your support continues those BIG achievements into the next 20 years. Your gift of $20 (or whatever amount makes sense for you) will lead to more homes weatherized, more trees planted, and more lives changed. Together, let’s accomplish something greater.
A bit about us (in case you didn’t know):
Each season MCC enrolls over 200 young adults from across the country, age 18 and up, in our AmeriCorps program, and more than 100 local teens, ages 15 to 17, in our Youth Service Expedition program. Our members live, learn and serve together, in crews of six to eight members, in some of our country’s wildest places. They complete conservation projects (like the ones mentioned above) in local communities, national forests, state and national parks, wildlife refuges and federally designated wilderness areas.
Our goal is that each participant will leave MCC with:
• A spirit of civic engagement
• Enhanced leadership skills to be successful in future endeavors
• Greater awareness and understanding of their impact on others and the environment
• The desire to challenge themselves and reach beyond expectations
Check us out online at our website to learn more - http://www.mtcorps.org, and our blog, and facebook page to read about the MCC experience from those who live it - http://www.mtcorps.org/blog and http://www.facebook.com/MontanaConservationCorps.
Prefer to support us offline? Want to talk to a live person? You can call us too! 1866-JOIN MCC
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