2007-02-03 / News

Conservation Corps plan local projects

Members of the Pa. Conservation Corps have arrived in Cameron County to work on trails, forest plantings and other projects over the next six months.

The Pa. Bureau of Forestry is coordinating the PCC activities. The crew will be based out of the Sizerville Maintenance Complex at Sylvan Heights.

Among the activities on the PCC agenda: building of information kiosks and signs for trails on state-owned property; maintenance of seedlings; planting of trees and shrubs; construction and installation of pedestrian bridges on trails; painting and repair work on state buildings.

Members of the PCC are ages 18 through 25. The program, sponsored by the Pa. Dept. of Labor and Industry, develops workplace skills, life skills and self-confidence while performing conservation work and historical preservation.

The PCC crew spent the last six months of 2006 working out of the Susquehannock State Forest headquarters in Coudersport.

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