Montana Conservation Corps Unites CCC Members with Corps for Public Lands Day

From Jono McKinney, President and CEO, Montana Conservation Corps

This past weekend, the CCC Legacy held their annual reunion in Missoula, and this coincided with a large National Public Lands Day project at Fort Missoula, one of the signature America's Great Outdoors project sites.

The “CCC-boys” and their families and guests joined with our members and 140 volunteers to construct CCC-style picnic tables for the Fort Missoula Regional Park.  A CCC alum joined by an MCC member shared in the ribbon cutting at the dedication for the new Fort Missoula Regional Park. In attendance was Steve Doherty, special assistant to Secretary Salazar for the NW Region, the Deputy Regional Forester, staff for Senator Baucus, and other local VIP’s.  Of course, MCC couldn’t miss the opportunity for a group photo with our CCC gang. Also includes a few members from the Anaconda Job Corps.

All and all, a really fun service project by all, with 3 generations of corps on hand – CCC to YCC to MCC.