Posted in Infographic of the Month, tagged 2012, 2012 Summer of Service, Bobcats, Colorado Springs, Corpsmember, erosion control, fencing, front range, Hayman, infographic, infographic of the month, Marmots, MHYC, MHYC-CS, Mile High Youth Corps, Pueblo, SOS, Steel City Crew, trail maintenance, trails, trees, wildfire mitigation on August 23, 2012 |
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Monthly Infographic #5 – MHYC-Colorado Springs 2012 Summer Outcomes
August 10 marked the end of the 2012 Summer of Service for land crews all across MHYC. Each Corpsmember of every crew worked their boots off to enhance and protect Front Range lands from Denver down to the New Mexico border. This year, MHYC employed and distributed a total of eight crews in the Front Range.
The crews that operated out of Colorado Springs (and Pueblo) were: the Marmots, the Bobcats, the Hayman, and the Steel City Crew. This infographic highlights many important accomplishments of these four crews combined. The outcome data here focuses on four major categories of typical MHYC land crew work: trees, trails, fencing, and erosion control.
Watch for another infographic next month!
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Posted in ACLC, AmeriCorps, Colorado Springs Field Office, Infographic of the Month, Summer of Service, tagged 2012 Summer of Service, Colorado, Colorado Springs, Corpsmembers, Denver, fire prevention, Hayman Fire, High Park Fire, MHYC, MHYC by the numbers, MHYC-CS, Mile High Youth Corps, monthly infographic, preventative care, record-breaking fires, Summer of Service, Waldo Canyon Fire, wildfire mitigation, wildfire season 2012, wildfires on July 9, 2012 |
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Monthly Infographic #4 – Wildfire Mitigation
Every summer in Colorado means wildfire season, but this summer has been record-breaking. In 2012, we have seen fires smash previous records in quantity, size, and destruction value, including the High Park Fire and the Waldo Canyon Fire. It has been stressful and sad to watch as outsiders or those fearing evacuation, yet completely devastating for others who have lost their homes or loved ones. But know that Mile High Youth Corps is fighting against these fires! Though our crews don’t run straight into the infernos, they do focus a large part of their summer work on preventative care. This infographic defines the wildfire mitigation work done by our Corpsmembers every summer. This work is common practice outside of our organization too, so let this visual be a lesson not just on MHYC, but on what you can do to keep your homes, families, and friends safe.
Watch for another infographic next month and know that your site visits are what has kept them going! Also, if you use Foursquare, follow our Summer of Service list and check-in when visit our project sites!
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