Building on the Legacy of Conservation Corps

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$134,479
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
Status
Ongoing
End Date
June 2013
Activity Type
Education/Outreach/Engagement
Counties Affected
Statewide
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota for 2011 Chapter 6, Article 4, Subdivision 5, History Partnerships.
Appropriation Language

History Partnerships. $1,500,000 the first year and $1,500,000 the second year are for partnerships involving multiple organizations, which may include the
Minnesota Historical Society, to preserve and enhance access to Minnesota's history and cultural heritage in all regions of the state.

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$134,479
Direct expenses
$134,479
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.10
Project Overview

Partner: The Conservation Corps of Minnesota (CCM)

The Minnesota Historical Society and the CCM are working together to keep the important legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) alive. During the summers of 2011 and 2012, young adult members of the CCM interned at the Forest History Center in Grand Rapids. They learned about the history and legacy of the CCC, conducted oral history interviews with CCC alumni, interacted with and engaged the public in historic interpretation, implemented on-the-job forest conservation practices, taught conservation to students and other Forest History Center visitors and presented tree identification, birding and GPS programs to the public. In summer 2012, the CCM crew also completed a number of maintenance projects at the Forest History Center, created an interpretive panel for the center's walking trails and a phenology program for children.

Project Details
The Conservation Corps of Minnesota (CCM) and the Minnesota Historical Society are working together to keep the important legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) alive. Young adult members of the CCM are learning about the history and legacy of the CCC, conducting oral history interviews with CCC alumni, implementing on-the-job forest conservation practices and finally, they are passing on what they've learned to students and other visitors to the Forest History Center.
Project Manager
First Name
Ed
Last Name
Nelson
Organization Name
Minnesota Historical Society
Street Address
2609 County Road 76
City
Grand Rapids
State
MN
Zip Code
55744
Phone
218-327-4482