Citizens Conservation Corps of West Virginia Awarded Grant for Flight 93 National Memorial Project

This article was originally published by The Register-Herald.

-Citzens Conservation Corps of West Virginia's Website


Citizens Conservation Corps of West Virginia has been awarded $48,000 in federal funds to provide educational and work opportunities to the youth through the Maintain Cultural Landscapes and Park Structures project at the Flight 93 Memorial in Stonycreek Township, Pa. 

According to a media release from CCCWV, five youth and one experienced supervisor will begin work on June 29 to maintain natural and cultural landscapes, assist with curatorial duties, assist with completion of deferred maintenance, repair replace and improve the condition of buildings and grounds features.

Those corps members, who will work for 10 weeks, will also work directly with and assist National Parks Service staff to gain experience and training by providing improvements to the memorial. The corps members will add native plants and remove invasive plant species from the property, prune, paint and perform light carpentry and fence repair.

CCCWV is designated a 21st Century Conservation Service Corps member and is a national cooperative agreement holder with the U.S. Department of Interior and the National Park Service, which has an emphasis on youth engagement and development. 

The Beckley-based non-profit is also involved in the Prince William Forest HOPE (Hands-On Preservation Experience) Project in Triangle, Va., where four youth began work with a supervisor June 1. That group is rehabilitating and repairing historic cabins and chimneys at Prince William Forest Park.

Article written by: Pamela Pritt