In celebration of Earth Day, Americorps is seeking volunteers to help in a marsh preserve shoreline planting project at Yellow River on April 26 and 27.
Americorps is a nationwide program that seeks to meet critical needs of various communities.
The program is inspired by the Civilian Conservation Corps, a New Deal agency put in place by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1933. The CCC recruited young men ages 17-25 to work on recreation parks across the country, including some in Florida.
Americorps is asking volunteers to contact them to come out and help them plant over 4000 shoreline plants in celebration of Earth Day.
March 31 marked the 80th anniversary of the creation of the Civilian Conservation Corps. The CCC was designed to provide relief work for young men during the Great Depression through conservation and development projects across the country, including some of Florida’s state parks. Although the CCC was closed down in 1942, the program’s legacy can still be seen in some of Florida’s wilderness.