#115: National Parks and the Civilian Conservation Corps

This year marks the 90th anniversary of the establishment of the Civilian Conservation Corps. Started in 1933 during the Great Depression as part of President Roosevelt’s New Deal Program, the CCC was created to put young men back to work. However, this 9-year program did more than provide employment during difficult economic times. It was instrumental in improving our national parks and forests and establishing hundreds of state parks. Many of the facilities we enjoy today are the result of the incredible work done by the CCC.


In this episode, we talk about some of the CCC’s many accomplishments, give you a glimpse into what life was like as a member of the corps, and talk about a program that honors the members of the CCC for whom we owe a debt of gratitude.



·     Here is the website where you can find a list of all the CCC Worker Statues

·     And, follow this link to learn about the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps


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