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Excelsior Conservation Corps.

Governor Cuomo recently announced the inaugural class of Excelsior Conservation Corps, a new program for young environmental educators and stewards. Fifty members from diverse backgrounds will work on environmental projects while gaining hands-on experience that could lead to careers in environmental conservation. DEC projects include trail improvements at Arden Heights Woods in Staten Island, teaching people how to fish at I FISH NY clinics in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx, and developing a history trail at Five Rivers Environmental Education Center in Albany County. Members will receive extensive training and certifications in wilderness work and public safety at Morrisville State College. After completing their training, they will divide into small teams and tackle priority projects across the state. This 10-month service program is administered by the Student Conservation Association (SCA). For more information or to apply, visit the SCA website at

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Title Annotation:BRIEFLY
Publication:New York State Conservationist
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1U2NY
Date:Apr 1, 2016
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