Texas Conservation Corps Does Gulf Coast Restoration

Earlier this month, our crew traveled to Galveston, TX to take part in a 2 week training program held by the Gulf of Mexico Foundation’s Restoration Technology Training Center.  This program was the first one ever held and covered many

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Texas Conservation Corps at the Balcones Canyonlands NWR

Red Crew began its journey together, out in the thick of Ashe Juniper trees, working with the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge’s main priority is to help reestablish a habitat for two endangered song birds: the black-capped vireo

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Texas Conservation Corps and Texas A&M – Partners in Pines

It’s 10 AM on a weekend and hundreds of Texas A&M University students are gathered together under a group of  blackened pine trees in a winter woodland silenced a year ago by wildfire.  And they were about to add a

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Student Learning Academy at United Way Day of Caring

A few months ago, I decided to join Austin AmeriCorps Alums despite the fact that I am currently serving as a crew leader with the Environmental Corps. Prior to this position, I worked with AmeriCorps VISTA in Ithaca, NY and

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Environmental Corps at National Trails Day

National Trails Day took place on 2 June 2012 and ECorps sure was busy! We had 6 different work sites throughout Austin, doing everything from invasive species removal to building armored drains and putting up cedar rail fencing. Our members

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ECorps Joins The Lost Pines Recovery Team in Bastrop

Bastrop County has a lot of work ahead, cleaning up from the Central Texas Wildfires of last September. Good thing we are right down the road! ECorps will be partnering with the County’s Environmental Task-force, the Lost Pines Recovery Team, seeding and

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2012 National Service Impact Awards – Environmental Corps

ECorps is up for a National Service Impact Award for Environmental Stewardship. Show your support for our work on Austin’s Greenbelt with the Barton Creek Trail Crew and all the future public spaces we will improve. You have to create an

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A San Antonio Tale

This past week, we spent Monday through Thursday in San Antonio, Texas.  What started out as a typical, hot Texas work week, turned into an emergency situation.  The first couple of days, we worked in the Acequias surrounding the San

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