WASHINGTON, DC [December 19, 2018] – The Corps Network, the national association of Service and Conservation Corps, today announced the winners of the 2019 Corpsmember of the Year, Project of the Year and Legacy Achievement Awards. Honorees will be recognized at Resilience, The Corps Network 2019 National Conference, taking place February 10 – 13 in Washington, DC.
These three awards represent the highest honors The Corps Network grants and are a significant achievement within the national Corps movement. The awards are presented on an annual basis to select individuals and organizations from The Corps Network’s membership of more than 130 Service and Conservation Corps across the country. Recipients are chosen through competitive nomination and review processes. Among the winners:
American YouthWorks, CLIMB Conservation Corps, Conservation Corps of the Forgotten Coast, Limitless Vistas, Inc., the Student Conservation Association
Launched in response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, GulfCorps is a collaboration of The Nature Conservancy, the Student Conservation Association (SCA), American Youthworks, Limitless Vistas, Inc., CLIMB Conservation Corps, and Conservation Corps of the Forgotten Coast. The purpose of the initiative is to engage local young adults in resiliency and resource management projects across the five-state area of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. Supported by a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), made possible with funding from the RESTORE Council, all GulfCorps projects are designed to not just repair damaged habitats, but directly improve the environmental resilience of the five states involved. GulfCorps projects help strengthen coastlines, reduce combustible materials on public lands, manage surface water ﬂow, and maintain the natural food chain. Through their service, Corpsmembers gain valuable experience and skills to succeed in the growing restoration economy.