This summer, Mile High Youth Corps’ land conservation crews worked throughout the Denver Metro area in multiple state parks and national wildlife refuges completing conservation and restoration projects. Project areas included Eldorado Canyon State Park, Roxborough State Park, Cherry Creek State Park, Golden Gate Canyon State Park, Boulder County, Rock Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge and many more! This month, the summer term came to an end but not without some impressive project accomplishments. As a combined total from all of our Denver crews here are some highlights of the extraordinary work that our SOS Corpsmembers completed….
7,220 trees removed
24,065 feet of trail maintained
88,685 feet of fence maintained
278 acres cleared
7,803 feet of new trail constructed
Not only did our Corpsmembers do impressive work out in the field but they earned $53,675 in AmeriCorps education awards to use towards post-secondary education and they completed and facilitated 1,770 hours of environmental education. Thanks to all of our Corpsmembers for their hard work this summer!